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01 - Variations Under Domestication
01-02 - Effects of Habit
Changed habits produce an inherited effect, as in the period of the flowering of plants when transported from one climate to another. With animals the increased use or disuse of parts has had a more marked influence; thus I find in the domestic duck that the bones of the wing weigh less and the bones of the leg more, in proportion to the whole skeleton, than do the same bones in the wild-duck;
and this change may be safely attributed to the domestic duck flying much less, and walking more, than its wild parents.