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Journal of Genetics

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 77–83 | Cite as

Colour inheritance in sheep. II. The piebald pattern of the piebald breed

  • J. A. Fraser Roberts
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Summary

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    A brief description is given of the Piebald breed of sheep. While there is a considerable range of variation in the extent and nature of the spotting these sheep breed remarkably true for the piebald character.

     
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    The-result of crosses with other breeds is the production of self-blacks.

     
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    A back-cross of the F1 to white gave six whites and five blacks. A back-cross of the F1 to piebald gave sis piebalds and four blacks.

     
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    Piebald sheep differ from other breeds in that they possess a dominant black factor and a recessive pattern factor which restricts the black to certain areas.

     

Keywords

Sheep Breed Pattern Factor Black Patch Black Sheep White Pattern 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1926

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Fraser Roberts
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AgricultureUniversity College of North WalesBangor
  2. 2.Animal Breeding Research DepartmentUniversity of EdinburghUK

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