OMIA 001731-33616 : Tail feathers, number of in Gymnogyps californianus

In other species: rock pigeon , chicken

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

History: The presence of 14 tail feathers rather than the usual 12 was first reported by Pryor and Ralls (2016).

Inheritance: Pryor and Ralls (2016) reported family data consistent with autosomal recessive inheritance of 14 tail feathers.


2017 Pryor, D.L., Ralls, K. :
Fourteen tail feathers: An autosomal recessive trait in california condors (Gymnogyps californianus). Zoo Biol 36:1-4, 2017. Pubmed reference: 27862255. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21335.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 13 Jul 2017