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Is Lethal White Syndrome the same as albino?

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    04-29-2009, 12:18 PM
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White with pink eyes eyes
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    04-29-2009, 12:25 PM

    04-29-2009, 12:33 PM
That's a creepy though..,. Horse with red eyes! If you to the link someone posted you'll see the rare PINK colored horse!! Lmfao
    04-29-2009, 02:38 PM
Heh. So he is a grey with pink eyes!
    04-30-2009, 08:58 PM
Originally Posted by appylover31803    
there is no such thing as an albino in horses. In order for the horse to be albino, it has to have white hair, pink skin and red eyes (not blue). Look at albino rabbits and rats and hamsters etc.
The blue eyes are a form of pigmentation and since albinos have no pigmentation it can't be.
Double dilutes are caused by having two copies of a certain gene (cremello), therefore it's a trait. Albinism is caused by the body not producing pigment, therefore it's a disorder.

ALTHOUGH double dilutes can have the same problems with sun sensitivity that an albino would.
    05-08-2009, 04:45 PM

If you own a Paint or are interested in Breeding
to Paint PLEASE Research first.

APHA.Com - Lethal Whites

Don't Believe It
Following are nine common myths regarding lethal white syndrome. The correct information is provided by the University of Minnesota Equine Genetics Group.
Myth #1: All overo horses are carriers of the lethal allele.
Fact: There are many overos that do not carry the lethal allele.
Myth #2: Twenty-five percent of foals from two overo parents will be lethal whites.
Fact: Because there are overos that do not carry the allele, the incidence of lethal white syndrome is less than 25 percent in overo-to-overo matings.
Myth #3: Registered tobianos, Solid-colored Horses, or Paint crosses cannot carry the lethal allele.
Fact: There are tobianos that have overo bloodlines, and these horses can be carriers of the lethal allele. Solid-colored Horses and Paint crosses can carry the lethal allele.
Myth #4: Totally white Paints are not carriers of the lethal allele.
Fact: These white horses are often carriers of the lethal allele.
Myth #5: All totally white foals born to two overo parents are lethal whites.
Fact: There are totally white Paints that are not affected by the lethal white syndrome.
Myth #6: Mares cannot produce lethal foals in consecutive years.
Fact: The genetic make-up of one foal does not affect subsequent births.
Myth #7: Only one parent determines if a foal will be a lethal white.
Fact: Both sire and dam contribute a copy of the lethal allele.
Myth #8: Crop-out Quarter Horses cannot carry the lethal allele.
Fact: A small number of crop-outs have been tested and found to be carriers of the lethal allele.
Myth #9: You can reliably tell the carrier status of a Paint by their color pattern.
Fact: This is false.
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    05-09-2009, 10:15 PM
Fortunately in science, genetics included... all facts are falsifiable. :)

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