RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1870.02.05. Bull-dog. CUL-DAR193.6. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 8.2022. RN1

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Feb 5 1870

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♂ Bull-dog — T. possess a white dog, the when she was a puppy she was quite white, but when came 6 months old a small black spot appeared on her nose, which afterwards increases in size, on [illeg] increased & brown spots appeared on her ears — when a little older, she was She had badly badly wounded on the back, & when as soon as these healed  & hair grew on the [illeg] , it was of a brown colour. This was is to me marked as with most coloured animals ordinary cases, if the hair brown hair came in place of white when In all the order or [illeg] which grown on a wounded surface is ought to be white.)

healed wounds—

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