OMIA:001751-9031 : Feather texture in Gallus gallus (chicken)

In other species: Australian zebra finch

Categories: Integument (skin) phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: no

Species-specific symbol: Ha

Species-specific description: This trait refers to the classification of feathering as hard or soft. (Somes, 1990)

Inheritance: Somes (1990) lists "hard feathering" as a single-locus autosomal dominant trait, based on evidence and conclusions provided by Wassina (1926) and Jull (1940).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2012). OMIA:001751-9031: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

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.
1940 Jull, M.A. :
"Poultry Breeding" (2nd edn), John Wiley & Sons, New York , 1940.
1926 Wassina, E.T. :
The inheritance of close feathering. In "Domestic Fowl: Memoirs of Anikowo Genetical Station near Moscow. Commissariat Agricultural Novaia Derevnia, Moscow , 1926.

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