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DCP-LETT-8322

From W. B. Tegetmeier   13 May 1872

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Summary

Has found the skull of the horned cock.

With regard to CD’s suggestion about the possibility of producing a pigeon breed with differently coloured sexes, WBT reports the results of crossing blue and silver dragons; the silver offspring are almost always hens.

Would like the latest edition of the Origin.

Encloses notes on volume one [of Descent].

Encloses a photograph showing the bleaching effect of the sun’s rays on dun feathers in pigeons.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8322
From
Tegetmeier, W. B.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
The Field , London, Strand, 346
Source of text
DAR 88: 175–6, DAR 90: 101, DAR 178: 83, DAR 193: 22
Physical description
5pp †, encl Amem 1p † & photo

Summary

Has found the skull of the horned cock.

With regard to CD’s suggestion about the possibility of producing a pigeon breed with differently coloured sexes, WBT reports the results of crossing blue and silver dragons; the silver offspring are almost always hens.

Would like the latest edition of the Origin.

Encloses notes on volume one [of Descent].

Encloses a photograph showing the bleaching effect of the sun’s rays on dun feathers in pigeons.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8322,” accessed on 26 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8322

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