PigeonGenetics.com is a collaborative Wiki that you are welcome to contribute to. For more information click here.
|Homozygous albino Fantail pigeon.|
|Mutation type||Colour modifier|
|Description||White feathering, pink eyes, poor eyesight.|
Heterozygous albino ((al//+) pigeons appear normal, but can pass the mutant gene onto their children.
Albino is an autosomal recessive mutation. This means that both parents need to carry the mutant gene for it to express in the next generation. As a recessive mutation, it is possible for this mutation to be carried by a bird who does not visually express it.
Albino can be included in the white phenotype, however due to the poor eyesight of homozygous albino pigeons it is usually recommended to produce a white phenotype using a different genotype.
Recessive white - another gene that causes a pure white phenotype.
Discuss this mutation on the PigeonGenetics.com Forum