Is there such thing as an albino ringneck dove?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Lobzi, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    My pair has had many babies but this is the first time I notice red eyes. Is this an albino baby?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It is an albino. The pink eyes are tell tale.
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    Yes. your chick is an albino. White ring neck doves are not unusual, but if this is your pair's first, it would be an unusual event for them.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Id say this is their forth laying and brooding event. The first babies were one light and one dark. The second was two darks then a single lighter but not albino. This is their first albino baby. I guess my parent pair are albino mixes in order for them to have a pure albino baby. How fun. I hope it does well and survives to reproduce.
  5. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just read that both the albino and white squabs have pink eyes until about three weeks old when the white's eyes will turn grey. I will wait to know for certain if it is a true albino. This little one is just over a week old.
  6. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    Looks like an albino to me.

    I love albino animals.. and had quite a collection before... I think they are very beautiful.

    I used to work in a pet shop and often ended up taking home albino animals as many people don't like the red eyes so they did not get sold.

    I remember I had albino..

    Guinea pigs
    Tropical fish
    Axolotl (salamander)

    And now I have a albino turtle!

    I have ring neck doves now too.. but they never had an albino baby... I am jealous of you!

    Years ago I used to work in a zoo.. and they kept albino wallabies where were very cute.

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