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Is there such thing as an Albino Chicken?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Like there are Albino Dogs, Cats Even People...Are there Albino Chickens???

Like a Pure Breed RIR Thats White?
Or a White Black Sex Link?
Or a Pale BO?

Just Wandering.

I Have 2 Albino Parakeets, But is there Such Thing As an Albino Chicken???

Mama To: 3 Buff Orps. : Tiny Eko And Repeat,
1 Dog:Gabby
And 3 Parakeets: Carolina Dakota And Indianna
RIP Hazel, Emerald and MIA Scarlet-Please come home, Alive!
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Mama To: 3 Buff Orps. : Tiny Eko And Repeat,
1 Dog:Gabby
And 3 Parakeets: Carolina Dakota And Indianna
RIP Hazel, Emerald and MIA Scarlet-Please come home, Alive!
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post #2 of 17

No, not that I'm aware of. There's rare colors out there that seriously dilute all other colors, such as Lavender which is recessive too, but, not Albino.

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

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Thats Ok. Just Wandering

Mama To: 3 Buff Orps. : Tiny Eko And Repeat,
1 Dog:Gabby
And 3 Parakeets: Carolina Dakota And Indianna
RIP Hazel, Emerald and MIA Scarlet-Please come home, Alive!
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Mama To: 3 Buff Orps. : Tiny Eko And Repeat,
1 Dog:Gabby
And 3 Parakeets: Carolina Dakota And Indianna
RIP Hazel, Emerald and MIA Scarlet-Please come home, Alive!
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post #4 of 17

Yes they have been cases of albino chickens.

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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post #5 of 17

There have been albino chickens and I think I remember reading about it being sexlinked as well...

Creator of the rose comb legbars. Also breeding LF & bantam sumatras in black, blue, & dun.

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Creator of the rose comb legbars. Also breeding LF & bantam sumatras in black, blue, & dun.

http://www.facebook.com/michael.baker1

http://infinityheartfarm.com/poultrybarn.html

 

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post #6 of 17

Yes, Albino does exist. It is thought to be derived from the Silver locus (s+), and is thought to be sexlinked (S^al/-). At least that's what I can remember. I'll have to research it, but I think it's S^al.

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albinos2 sm.jpg

 

Yep, there definitely are albino chickens :)

post #8 of 17
No matter how many years you keep birds there are always chances to learn something new. I would have agreed with Illia in that I've seen a LOT of birds over the years and have never seen or heard of an albino chicken until now.

Just found this in an image search:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54516384@N02/6256833198/
6256833198_f2b8251480.jpg

Is that a demon looking chick or what?
Edited by A.T. Hagan - 5/31/12 at 5:57am
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post #9 of 17

Okay what's the deal here there are three (3) albino chicken threads now.

I've never heared of one, but gee three threads.

post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jenooni View Post

albinos2 sm.jpg

 

Yep, there definitely are albino chickens :)

There not Albino, Your chicks have pigmentation.

 

Chris 

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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