Bird Color Genetics Links - Lintujen värigenetiikkaa englanniksi

This is a collection of links to sites which which might interest a color genetics hobbyist. The links are presented by species, and under some species there are first links to general color genetics pages and then links to pages about special colors and patterns in that species. The quality of these pages varies a lot from small photo galleries to vast genetic resources. Last checked and updated 2004-09-03.


Avian Genetics by Anthony Olzewski
a theoretical text about genetics
http://www.petcraft.com/docs/avgen.shtml

Color Morphs by Harry and Henry Lehto
a photo gallery of weird-coloured wild birds
http://users.utu.fi/hlehto/photo/color/

Genetic Calculator 1.1 by Martin Rasek
calculates possible offspring colors for several species
http://gencalc.rasek.biz/#engup

Waterfowl - Sorsalinnut, Anseriformes

Muscovy Duck - Myskisorsa (Cairina moschata)

Muscovy Duck genes and comments by Sellers family
shortish text, lots of gene names
http://marsa_sellers.tripod.com/geneticspages/page6.html

Mallard (Domestic Duck) - Sinisorsa (Ankka) (Anas platyrhynchos)

Domestic Duck genes and comments by Sellers family
shortish text, lots of gene names
http://marsa_sellers.tripod.com/geneticspages/page6.html

Some Color Genetics of Common Ducks by Wilmer Jay Miller
a kind of breeding table
http://www.ringneckdove.com/Wilmer's%20WebPage/BioSience/duckprob.htm

Gallinaceous Birds - Kanalinnut, Galliformes

Turkey - Kalkkuna (Meleagris gallopavo)

Turkey genes and comments by Sellers family
short text, gene names
http://marsa_sellers.tripod.com/geneticspages/page5.html

Indian Blue Quail - Siniviiriäinen (Coturnix chinensis)

Mutations of the Button Quail by Garrie Landry and Chris Rogers
all color mutations in this species, good text, pics
http://www.zebrafinch.com/NewButtonquail/QuailMutation.html

Domestic Chicken - Kana (Gallus gallus)

Poultry Genetics for the Nonprofessional by Sellers family
a collection of stuff about genetics and chicken, good
http://marsa_sellers.tripod.com/geneticspages/page0.html

Plumage Color in Chickens by Michéle Tixier-Boichard et al
a very short and scientific text
http://www.intl-pag.org/pag/9/abstracts/W18_03.html

Chicken Color Genetics by Wilmer Jay Miller
a kind of color table + some comments about silkie breed
http://www.ringneckdove.com/Wilmer's%20WebPage/SILKYCHI.htm

The Making of the BBRed Rosecomb by Katherine Plumer
about a bantam breed
http://www.rosecomb.com/federation/articles/makingbbred.html

Common Pheasant - Fasaani (Phasianus colchinus)

Ring-necked Pheasant genes and comments by Sellers family
shortish text, lots of gene names
http://marsa_sellers.tripod.com/geneticspages/page7.html

Helmeted Guineafowl - Helmikana (Numida meleagris)

Guinea fowl genes and comments by Sellers family
shortish text, lots of gene names
http://marsa_sellers.tripod.com/geneticspages/page8.html

Color descriptions and photos by Mason Hatchery
color descriptions and pics here, check the genetics page too
http://www.guineas.com/colors.html

Common Peafowl - Riikinkukko (Pavo cristatus)

Peafowl Genetics - Its No Secret Anymore by 3 Peas Bird Farm
terminology + genetics, no pics
http://www.birdfarm.bravepages.com/blugenex.html

Blue Indian Peafowl by Barry
a pic gallery of color variaties
http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Peafowl/BRKPeafowl.html

Description of Peafowl Breeds and Mutations by Pheasant Pen
just descriptions of color morphs, no pics
http://128.101.246.6/avian/SFPC/Peafowlandmutations.html

Pigeons and Doves - Kyyhkylinnut, Columbiformes

(Rock) Pigeon - Kalliokyyhky (Pulu/kesykyyhky) (Columba livia)

Tom's Genetic Page by Tom Barnhart
pigeon color mutations described, some pics, good links!
http://www.angelfire.com/oh/raraavis/genetics.html

Pigeon Genetics by Frank Mosca
lots of genetics stuff, pics
http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/pigeongenetics/

The Feral Domestic Pigeon by Wilmer Jay Miller
a short article mostly about colors
http://www.ringneckdove.com/Wilmer's%20WebPage/feral_pigeons.htm

Some Color-Pattern Phenotypes in the Domestic Pigeon by Wilmer Jay Miller
a kind of breeding table
http://www.ringneckdove.com/.../pigeon_color.htm

ABC of Pigeons' Gene List by Wilmer Jay Miller
list of pigeon genes
http://www.ringneckdove.com/.../pigeons_gene_list.htm

Rare Color Homing Pigeons by Ron Huntley
a nice site with LOTS of good pics and links
http://www.angelfire.com/ga/huntleyloft/Page1.html

Ring-necked Dove - (kesy) Turkinkyyhky (Streptopelia risoria)

Genetics of the Ringneck Dove by Wilmer Jay Miller
colors and their genetics
http://www.ringneckdove.com/.../GENETICS_OF_RINGNECKS.htm

Genotypes and Description of Ringneck Plumage Colors and ... by Wilmer Jay Miller
some genetics behind known colors
http://www.ringneckdove.com/...GENOTYPES_PHENOTYPES.htm

Table of Contents by International Dove Society
a series of articles including genetics
http://www.internationaldovesociety.com/Articles/list%20of%20articles.htm

Diamond Dove - Timanttikyyhky (Geopelia cuneata)

The Doamond Dove by Garrie P. Landry
article with very good pics of color morphs
http://www.zebrafinch.com/DiamondDove/Dove.html

Table of Contents by International Dove Society
a series of articles including genetics
http://www.internationaldovesociety.com/Articles/list%20of%20articles.htm

Parrots - Papukaijat, Psittaciformes

Colour in the Parrots by Clive Hesford
a long series of articles, mostly about budgies
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/articles.html

Uniform names for Colour Mutants by Wessel Louw van der Veen
naming system for parrot colors
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/naming01.html

Fallow colour morphs in Parrots by Terry Martin
fallow colors in several species
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/terry/fallow01.html

The Nature of the Opaline Locus by Terry Martin
opaline in Australian parrots
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/Terry/opaline02.html

Cockatiel - Neitokakadu (Nymphicus hollandicus)

Cockatiel Genetics by Alan D. Mason
very long and scientific stuff, no pics
http://members.tripod.com/~Cockatiels4U/algenetics.htm

The Primary Colour Varieties by Clive Hesford
long and rather good, no pics
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/cocktiel/c-varts.html

Cockatiel Color Genetics by David M. Slater
rather good, but no pics
http://www.acstiels.com/Articles/Breeding/cockatiel_color_genetics.htm

Color in Cockatiels by Anthony Olszewski
short text, no pics
http://www.petcraft.com/docs/cockatie.shtml

The Cockatiel Color Palette by Kirsten Munson
nice color morph descriptions with paintings
http://www.kirstenmunson.com/cockatiels/brown.html

Cockatiel Mutation Project by The Parrot Pages
stuff about colors, breeding tables
http://www.parrotpages.com/tielMutations.htm

The Greygreen or "Olive" Cockatiel by Clive Hesford
a new color mutation
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/Cocktiel/cocky01.html

The Mutations Reading Room by NCS
lots of articles about different colors
http://www.cockatiels.org/articles/genetics/mutations.html

Red-rumped Parrot - Savanniparatiisikaija (Psephotus haematonotus)

The Pied Redrump Parrot by Terry Martin
a color mutation in this species
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/terry/piedredrump.html

Red-fronted Parakeet - Uudenseelanninviherkaija (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae)

Breeding the Golden Yellow Splendid Parakeet by Clive Hesford
a color mutation in this species
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/gysplend.html

Swift Parrot - Piikkipyrstökaija (Lathamus discolor)

Mutations of the Swift Parakeet by Dirk van den Abeele
mutations in this species
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/dirk/swift01.html

Budgerigar - Undulaatti (Melopsittacus undulatus)

The Budgie by dhansen
a collection of genetics and color stuff, descriptions of varieties
http://home.ca.inter.net/~dhansen/budgie.html

Genetics of Budgerigars by Dolores Noonan
collection of good articles!
http://www.budgerigars.co.uk/genetics/index.html

Genetics & Colour Breeding for Budgerigars by Ghalib Al-Nasser
rather good text, no pics
http://www.budgerigars.co.uk/genetics/genetics.html

Genetics and Colour by Eric Mapp
a short article, no pics
http://users.chariot.net.au/~ericmapp/bssa/GeneticsColour.htm

The Texas Clearbody budgerigar by Clive Hesford
a dilution gene
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/clearbody.html

The Par-ino Varieties by Clive Hesford
par-ino, lacewing and cinnamon
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/parino01.html

Gene function in Yellowface Budgerigars by Peter Bergman
yellowface pattern, rather long
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/Peter/yface01.html

The facts about Violet Budgerigars by Peter Bergman
violets, skyblues, cobalts
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/Peter/violets01.html

The Opaline Factor by Clive Hesford
about opaline
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/opaline.html

The Saddleback Variety by Barry Ryan
a new mutation, b/w drawings
http://www2.tpg.com.au/users/kyorke/p105.htm

Pigmentary Disorders by Inte Onsman
scientific stuff about some color mutations
http://www.euronet.nl/users/hnl/pigment.htm

Lovebirds - Kaijaset (Agapornis spp.)

Lovebird Genetics by African Lovebird Society
list of color mutations in lovebird species
http://www.africanlovebirdsociety.com/genetics/

Fischer's Lovebird - Viktoriankaijanen (Agapornis fischeri)

The Edged Fischer's Lovebird by Dirk van den Abeele
color mutations - text, no pics
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/lovebird/edge01.html

Peachfaced Lovebird - Ruusukaijanen (Agapornis roseicollis)

Peach-faced Lovebird Genetics Calculator by Doug Bedwell
enter the color of parents and see results
http://www.africanlovebirdsociety.com/genetics/calculator.htm

Simple Peach-face Love Bird Genetics by Gwen
a breeding table with some drawings
http://www.mresource.com/Birds/simplegenetics.html

Rose-ringed Parakeet - Kauluskaija (Psittacula krameri)

Genetics Information & Color Chart by Larry Munchrath
short text about variations and some pics
http://www.drzoolittle.com/genetics.html

Breeding Indian Ringneck Mutations by Linda Greeson
basics, no pics
http://www.bluequaker.com/Art-008.htm

Ringneck Primary Color Varieties by Clive Hesford
very short
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/ringneck/rn-varts.html

The Dark Green and Cobalt Ringnecks by Clive Hesford
two varieties
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/Ringneck/ringo-01.html

For "Cobalt" read - Violet by Clive Hesford
another bluish mutation
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/clivehesford/ringneck/ringo-02.html

Monk Parakeet (Quaker Parrot) - Munkkiaratti (Myiopsitta monachus)

Genetics by EFA
basic stuff about genetics, colors in this species
http://www.exoticflock.com/genetics.htm

Barred Parakeet - Raita-aratti (Bolborhynchus lineola)

Lineolated Parakeets by Whispering Wings Aviary
color varieties with pics
http://www.angelfire.com/ak/whisperingwings/page4.html

Pacific Parrotlet - Equadorinaranen (Forpus coelestis)

Color Mutation Pacific Parrotlets by Sandee Molenda
nice article, pics
http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww44eii.htm

Parrotlet Color Mutations by Gloria Balaban
a pic gallery and color descriptions
http://shadypines.com/plets2.htm

Passerines - Varpuslinnut, Passeriformes

Canary - Kanarialintu (Serinus canarius)

Canaries of Color by Canaris Pleasures
a nice text, genes and pics
http://perso.club-internet.fr/iranac/site_anglais/couleuranglais.htm

Some Plumage Color Genetics in the Canary by Wilmer
just a kind of breeding table
http://www.ringneckdove.com/.../canaryprob.htm

Color and Genetics by Anthony Olszewski
just a short text, basic stuff
http://www.upatsix.com/faq/canary.htm#GENETICS

Spotted-sided finch (Zebra Finch) - Seeprapeippo (Poephila guttata)

Color Varieties of Zebra Finches by Garrie Landry
good texts and pics
http://www.zebrafinch.com/NewZebra/Genetics.html

Color Mutants in Zebra Finches by Wilmer Jay Miller
a good-looking article, a couple of pics
http://www.ringneckdove.com/.../zebra_finch_colors.htm

Gouldian Finch - Harlekiinipeippo (Chloebia gouldiae)

Lady Gouldian Genetics by Finchinfo
breeding tables, gene names, lovely drawings, good!
http://www.finchinfo.com/old_site/species/ggould.htm

Head Color Inheritance in Gouldian Finches by John Wilson and Robert Clark
a nice article, no pics
http://www.birds2grow.com/art-gouldheadcolor.html

Gouldian Finch Head Colors by Luis Garcia
short, not bad but has mistakes in terminology
http://www.geocities.com/nfssnet/garcia.html

Head Color - Ingeritance in Gouldian Finches by Robert Clark & John Wilson
a nice article with terminology explained, no pics
http://www.nfss.org/Articles/Article/headcolor.html

A Guide to Gouldian Colour Variants by Graham Tulk
some text and a breeding table, no pics
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/susan.hopkins/gouldiancolour.htm

Dark Factor Gouldians by Graham Tulk
an article about new color variant, pics too
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/susan.hopkins/darkfactor.htm

White-backed Munia - Valkoperämanikki (Lonchura striata)

Society Finches by Garrie Landry
some text and a photo gallery of variaties
http://www.zebrafinch.com/SocietyFinch/Society.html

Java Sparrow - Riisipeippo (Padda oryzivora)

The Java Sparrow by Garrie Landry
a nice collection of pics
http://www.zebrafinch.com/JavaRice/Java.html


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