Is there such thing as an albino chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Chicken Lady, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    This question popped into my head this morning... Does anyone have an albino chicken? Want to share some pics if they exist and you have one?
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think they exist. I am not an expert on genetics (yet) though.
     
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    They exist but are very uncommon.

    So far what I read they had been described as having poor eyesight and being "slow", probably due to poor eyesight. Chicks can be hard to raise due to poor vision(takes time for them to really learn how and what to eat and drink, can get weak and die before they finally do) and possibly other related & not visibly apparent problems.
     
  5. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Chicken Lady,
    Go to the Australian site Backyard Poultry. They show a picture on there of an albino type bird. You may have to join to do a search. HS
     
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I have never seen a albino chicken. We had a albino hummingbird this year at the feeders. I never got a picture of it, the little guy was to fast [​IMG]
     
  7. Jenooni

    Jenooni New Egg

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    I have just had a batch of 27 eggs hatch in the incubator... 6 of them are albino!! Yes, SIX! It apears that a couple may only be 'incomplete albinos' but the others show no sign of pigment at all. Lighting is shocking but it was after dark that I realised just how many there was! I will take them out to the grass for a photoshoot tomorrow [​IMG]

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  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which breed is it?
     
  9. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awesome, what breed are they?
     
  10. Snooglerat

    Snooglerat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That is so cool. Please post more pics of them!
     

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