RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'Vol I p. 291 Again Mr Jenner Weir informs me that a peacock at Blackheath'. [1868]. CUL-DAR195.1.20 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2010. RN1

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[Variation] Vol I p. 291 Again Mr J. Jenner Weir informs me that a peacock at Blackheath, of which both parents belonged to the common variety, whilst young was white, but as it became older it assumed the character of the black shouldered variety: both its patents were common peacocks. Hence we have six distinct cases &c &c

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This was among the corrections and additions to Variation sent by Darwin to Asa Gray and appeared in the list of corrections in the American edition of Variation 1: ii and later in Variation 2d edition, vol. 1 , p. 306.

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