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Copy number variation in HOXB7 and HOXB8 involves in the formation of beard trait in chickens

11 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The derived feathering phenotype beard in domestic birds is an ideal resource to investigate the genetic mechanisms controlling feather development and differentiation...
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Genome‐wide association study of shank length and diameter at different developmental stages in chicken F2 resource population

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families from five hatches derived from...
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Leaf it Be

Leaf it Be

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

I was sitting on my garden bench the other day and watched a small flock of Lesser Goldfinches land on my sunflower plants and peck at the leaves. What they were eating I...
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Genome‐wide association study of shank length and diameter at different developmental stages in chicken F2 resource population

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families from five hatches derived from...
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Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

One year ago   |   10,000 Birds

Some birders are more learners than listers, others more photographers than birders. However, no matter how one enjoys or takes in interest in the avian side of life, an...
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Birdman of Las Vegas

Birdman of Las Vegas

One year ago   |   Ornithology

This is an old blog from 2011 you might not have seen but I think it's one of the funniest, so here it is. A while back, I listened to a radio show and heard Wayne Newton being...
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The Mysteries of Eggs

The Mysteries of Eggs

One year ago   |   Ornithology

A Variety of Bird Eggs I've always known that birds' eggs are pretty amazing structures. Encased in a shell with everything it needs to produce a new bird, an egg does so in 10...
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Checklist of the Birds of Westeros

Checklist of the Birds of Westeros

One year ago   |   10,000 Birds

Now that the Mad Queen is dead, Brandon the Broken, First of His Name, is the King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm; and...
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Singapore's Red Junglefowl

Singapore's Red Junglefowl

One year ago   |   10,000 Birds

During our three weeks in Singapore we encountered many a family of Red Junglefowl- Gallus gallus in various locations. Often the rustling of leaves would lead us to Red...
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"SKYY" sociable Lahore Fancy Pidgeon

"SKYY" sociable Lahore Fancy Pidgeon

One year ago   |   Shelter Dogs of Portland

Available for adoption at Multnomah County Animal Services! Adoption information MCAS h ours/ Location Skyy, gender n/a, Lahour fancy pigeon, 1 yr here's my Mcas weblink...
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The Crow's Story

The Crow's Story

Birds are intelligent, especially parrots and crow relatives - jays, nutcrackers, ravens, jackdaws and others. The Clark's Nutcracker stores conifer seeds in the late summer... Read more ...

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

One of the more common shorebirds along Broome's beaches is the Curlew Sandpiper- Calidris ferruginea. They are often found in large mixed flocks and many have recently arrived... Read more ...

Getting Good Bird Video with a Phone Skope Adaptor

Two weekends ago I was scheduled to take part in a live birding video, one of twenty birders from across North and South America who were out and about looking for good birds... Read more ...

Best Bird of the Weekend

October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny. Where I live, the full splendor of fall foliage coupled with initial fingers of frost refutes the notion that... Read more ...