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From George Cupples   [1 June 1869]1

Sheep–

from Robert Thomson, Esqr. | Seggie House | near St Andrews Fifeshire.2

Further returns for previous years, will probably be got from this gentleman and his neighbours.

In the year 1867

out of 318 Lambs

He had 147 ewe lambs

171 wether (or wedder)

in 1868

out of 207 Lambs

102 ewes

105 wedders

for 1869

The return will be got.

CD annotations

End of letter: ‘sent by G. Cupples— | Jun 1— 1869.—’ ink

Footnotes

The date is established by the annotation.
CD discussed the proportions of the sexes in sheep in Descent 1: 304–5.

Bibliography

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Summary

Note on proportion of sexes born in sheep.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6770
From
George Cupples
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 85: B56
Physical description
Amem 1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6770,” accessed on 9 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6770.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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