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Taxidermy case of two female 'reversion of sex' Pheasant. According to Edward Hart, writing on 5 May 1927, 'Reversion of Sex Pheasant: Left (no 1): December 1880; right (no 2): January 23rd 1903. The assumption of male plumage by barren females is occasionally found. It takes place usually in old hens, and sometimes with it the voice of the male. It depends on sterility or disease of the ovary. Such hens do not lay, and as age increases, the plumage becomes more male-like, even to the wattle round the eye. The ear tufts have been assumed by one of these specimens. Mounted by me'.

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Taxidermy case of two female 'reversion of sex' Pheasant by Edward Hart.

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Pheasant (Phasianus)
Natural History

adult female
2 items (description level: whole)

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Birds
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  Phasianus
scientific name (Horniman taxonomy):  Phasianus
catalogue title:  Pheasant
common name:  Pheasant

Date collected
{earliest=1880, latest=1880, primary=true, value=December 1880; 23 January 1903}
Additional date information
date collected:  December 1880; 23 January 1903 
date collected:  December 1880 
23 January 1903 
Additional preparator information
preparator:   Hart, Edward 
Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made:  Christchurch 
Specimen form
taxidermy case
Additional specimen form information
material: taxidermy case (overall)
overall: 12000 g
Additional measurement information
overall: 12000 g

Edward Hart Collection
previous owner:  Hart, Edward  Undefined - 1924
vendor:  Stowe School  1942 - 1983-03-31
previous owner:  Hall, John  1924 - Undefined
previous owner:  Hall, Patrick  Undefined - 1942

Related subjects
material:    taxidermy case 

Record created 2000-02-09 by HART DATABASE
Record last updated 2016-09-17 by XGVIEWS