RFI: Heterochromia, different colored eyes or legs in a bird

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Floyd Hayes, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Floyd Hayes

    Floyd Hayes New Egg

    Nov 17, 2009
    Greetings. I have written a technical scientific manuscript reviewing cases of heterochromia iridis (different colored eyes in an individual) and heterochromia pedalis (different colored legs in an individual) in birds, and am including 15 new case reports in wild birds. If you know of any such birds I would love to hear from you. Please write to me at my e-mail address [email protected].

    Floyd E. Hayes
    Professor of Biology
    Department of Biology, Pacific Union College
    1 Angwin Ave., Angwin, CA 94508, USA
    Tel: 707-965-6401; Fax: 707-965-7577
    Website: web2.puc.edu/Faculty/Floyd_Hayes
  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Cooel. I'd love to see the manuscript!

    In chickens, it is not all that uncommon (at least in araucanas) for a rooster to have at least spots of a different color on the legs. Most araucana varieties are standardized to have "willow" legs, but many individuals have yellow legs. Those birds that are heterozygous for ID/id+ often have willow spots on otherwise yellow legs.

    I don't know if that would fit your criteria, or not!

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