Melanistic and Leucistic official thread

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by PortugalBreeder, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The most appealing mutations in birds are almost always color related, and between this, the ones that cause more amazement for many people (including me) are the melanistic and leucistic.
    So I decided to create a topic where everyone could show their birds that have this rare trait!

    Normal Ring Neck Pheasant:
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    Melanistic Pheasant:
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    Leucistic Pheasant:
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    Post your special birds' pictures!




    P.S.- I wanted this topic to embrace all captivity birds (including poultry), so I searched but didn't found a better place to create this topic, as this "Breeds, Genetics, & Showing" appears to be a bit chicken targeted.

    Tags: albino
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leucistic Rheas:
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    Leucistic Peacock:
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    Edited to correct information referred in the next post. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  4. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The top photo is also a White Rhea, not an Ostrich.
     
  5. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The top photo is also a White Rhea, not an Ostrich.

    Thanks! Do you have any leucistic or melanistic animals at your farm?
     

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