Is there such thing as an Albino Chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yankeedoodle300, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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???
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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.
     
  3. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats Ok. Just Wandering
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes they have been cases of albino chickens.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Jenooni

    Jenooni New Egg

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    Yep, there definitely are albino chickens :)
     
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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/[email protected]/6256833198/
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    Is that a demon looking chick or what?
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2012
  9. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay what's the deal here there are three (3) albino chicken threads now.
    I've never heared of one, but gee three threads.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There not Albino, Your chicks have pigmentation.

    Chris
     

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