Sex-Linked Albinism in the Japanese Quail

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Science  13 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3646, pp. 948-950
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3646.948-a


From a single white Coturnix chick hatched in August 1963, a white colony has been developed. The results of breeding experiments are consistent with the view that the albinism is sex-linked and recessive. It appears likely that the mutation occurred in the first white female hatched, or her sire.