Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl
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Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl

By Charles Benedict Davenport
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  • INHERITANCE OF CHARACTERISTICS IN DOMESTIC FOWL.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • CHAPTER I. THE SPLIT OR Y COMB.
    • A. INTERPRETATION OF THE Y COMB.
    • B. VARIABILITY OF THE Y COMB AND INHERITANCE OF THE VARIATIONS.
  • CHAPTER II. POLYDACTYLISM.
    • A. TYPES OF POLYDACTYLISM.
    • B. RESULTS OF HYBRIDIZATION.
  • CHAPTER III. SYNDACTYLISM.
    • A. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM.
    • B. RESULTS OF HYBRIDIZATION.
  • CHAPTER IV. RUMPLESSNESS.
  • CHAPTER V. WINGLESSNESS.
  • CHAPTER VI. BOOTING.
    • A. TYPES OF BOOTING.
    • B. NORMAL VARIABILITY.
    • C. RESULTS OF HYBRIDIZATION.
  • CHAPTER VII. NOSTRIL-FORM.
  • CHAPTER VIII. CREST.
  • CHAPTER IX. COMB-LOP.
  • CHAPTER X. PLUMAGE COLOR.
    • A. THE GAMETIC COMPOSITION OF THE VARIOUS RACES.
      • 1. WHITE.
      • 2. BLACK.
      • 3. BUFF.
    • 1. WHITE.
    • 2. BLACK.
    • 3. BUFF.
    • B. EVIDENCE.
      • 1. SILKIE × MINORCA (OR SPANISH). (Plates 3 to 6.)
      • 2. SILKIE × WHITE LEGHORN.
      • 3. SILKIE × BUFF COCHIN. (Plates 7, 8.)
      • 4. WHITE LEGHORN × BLACK MINORCA.
      • 5. WHITE LEGHORN × BUFF COCHIN. (Plate 9.)
      • 6. BLACK COCHIN × BUFF COCHIN. (Plate 10.)
    • 1. SILKIE × MINORCA (OR SPANISH). (Plates 3 to 6.)
    • 2. SILKIE × WHITE LEGHORN.
    • 3. SILKIE × BUFF COCHIN. (Plates 7, 8.)
    • 4. WHITE LEGHORN × BLACK MINORCA.
    • 5. WHITE LEGHORN × BUFF COCHIN. (Plate 9.)
    • 6. BLACK COCHIN × BUFF COCHIN. (Plate 10.)
  • CHAPTER XI. INHERITANCE OF BLUE COLOR, SPANGLING, AND BARRING.
    • A. BLUE COLOR.
    • B. SPANGLING.
    • C. BARRING.
  • CHAPTER XII. GENERAL DISCUSSION.
    • A. RELATION OF HEREDITY AND ONTOGENY.
    • B. DOMINANCE AND RECESSIVENESS.
    • C. POTENCY.
    • D. REVERSION AND THE FACTOR HYPOTHESIS.
    • E. THE LIMITS OF SELECTION.
    • F. NON-INHERITABLE CHARACTERS.
    • G. THE RÔLE OF HYBRIDIZATION IN EVOLUTION.
  • LITERATURE CITED.
  • FOOTNOTES:
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