Pedigree Query

DW mutation in Iowa squirrel?????
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Author:  aethervox [ Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:07 pm ]
Post subject:  DW mutation in Iowa squirrel?????

Definitely not albino!


Author:  accphotography [ Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:58 pm ]
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Really looks more like the himalayan, heat sensitive, partial albinism gene that causes siamese in cats (and mice and a few other species).

Author:  summerhorse [ Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:19 pm ]
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Or maybe leucism? A friend of mine has tons of them (all white) on her farm.

They apparently aren't uncommon, if not common. ... 24&bih=653

Hope that works. Otherwise google piebald squirrel.

There are some true albinos in there too.

Author:  accphotography [ Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:20 pm ]
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The interesting part about this one is that it is not patchy. It appears the white is relegated to the cool areas of the body, just like the siamese mutation. The body also appears slightly creamy to me, not pure white, and that also fits with the siamese thing.

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