OMIA:001869-9031 : Retinal degeneration, Smoky Joe in Gallus gallus (chicken)

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

History: This disorder was first reported as occurring in a flock of Smoky Joe White Leghorns, by Salter et al. (1997).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:001869-9031: 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.

2013 Tran, T.T., Bedecarrats, G.Y., Choh, V. :
Inner retinal cell development is impaired in Smoky Joe chickens. Poult Sci 92:1322-30, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23571342. DOI: 10.3382/ps.2012-02848.
2012 Perttula, J., Bedecarrats, G.Y. :
Blindness in Smoky Joe roosters results in advanced sexual maturation. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 92:483-491, 2012.
2011 Pourlis, A.F. :
Developmental malformations in avian species. Manifestations of unknown or genetic etiology - A review. Asian J Anim Vet Adv 6:401-415, 2011. DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.401.415.
2008 Perttula, J., Bedecarrats, G. :
Sexual maturation of blind Smoky Joe chickens is not controlled by photoperiod. Poultry Science 87:37 only, 2008.
2007 Perttula, J., Bedecarrats, G. :
Study of the effects of blindness on sexual maturation in Smoky Joe roosters. Poultry Science 86:Suppl 1, p. 223, 2007.
1997 Salter, D.W., Payne, W.S., Ramsey, D.T., Blair, M., Render, J.A. :
A new inherited ocular anomaly in pigmented white Leghorn chickens. J Vet Diagn Invest 9:407-9, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9376431.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 19 Aug 2013
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 19 Aug 2013
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 26 Aug 2021