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The pattern series of alleles affect the pattern that is seen on the wing shield of pigeons. The pattern series has multiple alleles (multiple mutations have happened at this locus). It is commonly accepted that the pattern series has at least 4 alleles, in order from least dominant to most dominant these are: barless, bar (the wild type), check and T-pattern check.


The pattern series locus is denoted by the symbol C and the alleles are symbolised as follows:

Allele Symbol
T-Pattern CT
Check C
Bar c+
Barless c