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Is an albino chicken even possible? I know it isn't in cockatiels because the gene causes them to die in the egg. White, pink eyed cockatiels are actually just crosses of birds that have been bred not to have a couple of colours that give a final bird with no colour rather than true albino. I'm curious if the same applies to all birds thus making an albino chicken impossible?
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post #12 of 20

A true albino would lack pigment in the eyes, but this one clearly has pigment, but both Ameraucanas and Easter Eggers can be white.  The color of the legs was throwing me off; however, I believe they tend to darken over time.  If you google "white ameraucana chicks" there are quite a few chicks online with lighter colored legs.  In fact, the chick you have there looks very similar to a wheaten ameraucana chick if you google that as well.  Perhaps you can PM the person you got them from and get their opinion regarding what color they think this bird will be once mature.  Good luck!

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I was taught  white is the absence of pigment

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Is an albino chicken even possible? I know it isn't in cockatiels because the gene causes them to die in the egg. White, pink eyed cockatiels are actually just crosses of birds that have been bred not to have a couple of colours that give a final bird with no colour rather than true albino. I'm curious if the same applies to all birds thus making an albino chicken impossible?

 

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All of my other Easter Eggers have dark legs, beak, and toenails. Why is this one pink?


Since Easter Eggers are hybrids produced by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers there is no set standard for colors with them. Greenish legs are very common but the colors can vary depending on which breeds were used in the cross.

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I was taught  white is the absence of pigment

When I looked up pictures of albino birds, they had pink legs and a pink beak, and in mammals, the skin is pink. So I assumed it would be the same with chickens. I do not really know, though, so sorry if I am full of it.

 

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Since Easter Eggers are hybrids produced by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers there is no set standard for colors with them. Greenish legs are very common but the colors can vary depending on which breeds were used in the cross.

Yeah, that makes sense. That is why I asked if anyone could think of the breeds or colors that went into the making of this color so I could figure out what Agape would look like when he got older.

 

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post #18 of 20
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Actually, white is a pigment. Pink is what it would look like without color.

An animal without melanin is going to have white skin.

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post #19 of 20

It has pink legs because it has they white skin of the Ameraucana. White skin is dominant over yellow skin. Since it is a mix, it's entirely possible that this chick got the white skin, but didn't not inherit the slate 'wash.' 

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An animal without melanin is going to have white skin.


They have very light skin that appears pink, due to blood and tissue beneath the skin being visible. It's not actually white, it's basically sheer. So the comb and eyes would be red, and the skin would be appear pinkish. Fur or feathers will be white.

 

That being said, I don't think this chicken is albino because it doesn't have red eyes.

Here is a thread about some albino chickens

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