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The anomalous appearance of male sexual characters in female fowls

Research paper by A. S. Parkes, F. W. Rogers Brambell

Indexed on: 01 Aug '26Published on: 01 Aug '26Published in: Journal of Genetics



Abstract

One case of probable sex-reversal in the female fowl is described.One laying hen with male plumage and head-furnishings is described. There was no testis tissue present in it.Three other birds with the head-furnishings of the male, but with hen-feathering, are described, though in none of them was any testis present.