It says albino mallard

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Feathers Acres, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. I could be wrong but I think all albinos have pink eyes. That duck in the photo didn't look like it had pink eyes so my guess is you are right. [​IMG]
     
  3. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, albinos have pink eyes due to a lack of melanin pigment.Leucistic animals generally have dark eyes with a lighter color on their body due to the reduced pigmentation. The duck in the picture has the curly tail of a mallard but the head and overall body does not seem quite like a mallard to me. I would love to see a true albino duck or chicken for that matter.
     
  4. nosduj

    nosduj Out Of The Brooder

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    that is an albino mallard when they say albino there not talking genetically they just mean the color of the feathers
     
  5. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess white mallard would probably be a more appropriate name then.
     
  6. xke4

    xke4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an albino mallard. She is in my avatar. Her eyes are pink and the colouring in her bill,legs and feet is from carotenoids, not pigment.
     
  7. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sweet, where did you find her?
     
  8. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a white mallard to me. Can't see the eyes too well. But what I would also be careful of is that fact the person has 2 reviews...both from the same person...in the same day.
    I would email the seller asking for more pics.
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  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Its a white mallard, no idea why they call it an albino mallard.
     

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