Humans Are Reason For Why Domestic Animals Have Such Strange And Varied Coat Colors

Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 00:49 in Biology & Nature

A new study on pigs reveals that the prime explanation for the bewildering diversity in coat color among our pigs, dogs and other domestic animals, is that humans have actively changed the coat color of domestic animals by cherry-picking and actively selecting for rare mutations. This process that has been going on for thousands of years.

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