Partial Albino Black-Capped Chickadee

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by K-12 Chickens, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw a partial albino Black-Capped Chickadee today! Hopefully it'll stick around for a while.
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  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Isn't that too cool!

    Somewhere around here, I have a video of a couple of pale pink cardinals that lived around here several years ago. You know that sort of thing happens, but it's a bit exiting to see it!
     
  3. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks cool! :)
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Interesting bird. I once saw an albino starling in a large flock. Two winters ago I saw an 'off colored' bluebird. The bluebird was buff colored with a salmon colored breast. It was perched on snow fence with a group of other bluebirds. When I first saw it, I thought that it was an escaped parakeet.
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    That condition is called 'Leucisim", and is a genetic condtion ofthe confused with being "albino"
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    This is a Leucistic female Cardinal that lived in my backyard for a couple of years:
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  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Just beautiful! All the birds! I too could just watch birds all day long! Thanks for sharing everyone!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Very interesting bird!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Check that out! Cool beans!
     
  9. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the information! [​IMG] I've always been confused with the terms.
     

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