|Homozygous albino Fantail pigeon.|
|Mutation type||Colour modifier|
|Description||White feathering, pink eyes, poor eyesight.|
Homozygous albino (al//al) pigeons have pure white feathers and pink eyes. They typically also have 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.
Recessive white - another gene that causes a pure white phenotype.
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