A Mendelian Situation in the Birthcoat of the New Zealand Romney Lamb

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IN our work on the inheritance of the abundance of halo-hairs in the birthcoat of the New Zealand Romney lamb, interest has become centred in a genetic situation which we find ourselves a little surprised to encounter in a character of a marketable product of livestock other than colour. While complexities are not lacking, it is plain that we are dealing with something more clear-cut than the usual multifactorial flock of factors defying genetic analysis.

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DRY, F., MCMAHON, P. & SUTHERLAND, J. A Mendelian Situation in the Birthcoat of the New Zealand Romney Lamb. Nature 145, 390 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145390a0

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