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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-9238

To William Waring   12 January [1874]1

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Summary

CD requests WW to ask a large breeder of greyhounds whether the increase in litters requires that some puppies be destroyed. If so, is it sufficient to destroy merely the small and weak? Would this result in more males or females being destroyed?

CD once used the Field to tabulate ratios of female to male births in greyhounds (110: 100).

Summary

CD requests WW to ask a large breeder of greyhounds whether the increase in litters requires that some puppies be destroyed. If so, is it sufficient to destroy merely the small and weak? Would this result in more males or females being destroyed?

CD once used the Field to tabulate ratios of female to male births in greyhounds (110: 100).

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9238
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Waring, William (b)
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6 Down letterhead
Source of text
Kent History and Library Centre (CKS-U1906/Z/1)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9238,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9238

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