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

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    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?
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  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I would think they exist. I am not an expert on genetics (yet) though.
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  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
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  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    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.
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  5. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    Tamaqua, NE Pa
    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
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  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]
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  7. Jenooni

    Jenooni New Egg

    May 30, 2012
    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]

    Last edited: May 30, 2012
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  8. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    Which breed is it?
  9. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2012
    Brown County Ohio
    Thats awesome, what breed are they?
  10. Snooglerat

    Snooglerat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2012
    South Mississippi
    Wow! That is so cool. Please post more pics of them!

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