Livestock Studies 1999, Vol 39, Num, 1     (Pages: 043-046)

Genetic Analysis of Brown Plumage Colour in Quail

Mehmet Ali YILDIZ 1 ,Tahsin KESİCİ 1

1 Ankara Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, ANKARA - In this study, wild type and brown-feathered japanese quail were crossed and a genetic analysis was carried out on colour distribution of their offspring. Genetic analysis of brown plumage colour indicated it to be due to a sex-linked recessive mutation. The symbol of proposed gen is b. Keywords : Japanese quail, Plumage colour, Brown