Albino? Or genetic issue?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkielover88, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] so here's a new born pick of my questionable bird. He is now a full fledged rooster, and also white, no longer grey. Silkie BTW. His feet and beak are both still white, bright red comb, and bearded. I can't figure out what went wrong with this one. Is he albino? Or genetic issue? Brothers and sisters are all of color, I got buffs, black partridge and a blue splash. I can also get updated pics later if it helps.
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its just a fault in the coloring, if it was albino then the eyes wouldn't be black.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on that.
     
  6. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I still find him pretty though [​IMG]
     
  7. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely! :eek:)
     
  9. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He may be leucistic, it looks an aweful lot like albinism but they have dark eyes. That would be my best guess, and would be pretty rare too since I've never heard of a leucistic silkie. But it's the only thing that makes sense since silkies are a black skinned breed and that includes beaks and feet.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
  10. Chris09

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    He looks like a cross bred silkie, which would account for the loss of correct comb, earlobe and beak color.

    He could have some Sultan blood in him and that would account for his defects.
     

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