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Figure 4

From: The "silver" Japanese quail and the MITF gene: causal mutation, associated traits and homology with the "blue" chicken plumage

Figure 4

Pigmented and "white" hybrid embryos. They are the unhatched progeny of the cross between a B/B female Coturnix and a Bl/+ male Gallus with a "blue" plumage. The embryo on the left shows greyish feathers, and the embryo on the right has apparently only whitish feathers, the only two plumage colours that would be expected in +/B and Bl/B hybrids if blue and silver were allelic mutations.

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