OMIA:001750-9031 : Long filoplumes in Gallus gallus (chicken)

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Species-specific symbol: Lf

Species-specific description: "The filoplumes in the fluff areas of the body [are] 1-10 cm longer than the adjacent definitive feathers." (Somes, 1990)

Inheritance: Somes (1990) lists this as single-locus autosomal dominant, on the basis of unpublished evidence by Dr W.H. McGibbon.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2012). OMIA:001750-9031: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1990 Somes, R.G. Jr :
Mutations and major variants of plumage and skin in chickens. In "Poultry Breeding and Genetics" (ed. R.D. Crawford), Elsevier, Amsterdam; Chapter 6 :169-208, 1990.

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