Rock doves on some Scottish islands present virtually no signal of getting interbred with home pigeons.
Charles Darwin developed his idea of pure choice partially by learning a type of synthetic choice: the nineteenth-century rage for pigeon breeding, which created a wealth of fantastical styles of pigeon (Columba livia). So widespread was pigeon fancying that it seeded the world with escaped home birds and their feral descendants, which then hybridized with their wild ancestors, the rock doves.
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