Originally Posted by speedy da fish
you can get albino in any organism, I've only ever seen one horse in the flesh though, its a medical condition where there is not pigment in the skin.
Albinism does not exist in horses. Can I ask what color the horse's eyse were that you claim was albino? True albino animals must have red eyes. A horse with red eyes has never existed. Double dilute, white, and gray horses are commonly mistaken for albinos. Double dilutes have blue eyes and white and gray horses have brown eyes. True albinos always have red eyes.
From a purely scientific standpoint, double dilutes and white horses could be considered "leucistic." Leucstic animals are typically devoid of all pigment except in the eyes. But the term isn't really used in the horse world. We have different names for the colors.
But from no standpoint could they be considered albino. Not without red eyes.
I've studied color genetics extensively and would love to help you, but unfortunately, the website isn't working for me : /
Originally Posted by dantexeventer
In the UK, buckskins are referred to as duns - there's a little language barrier of sorts there ;)
Sorry, but I totally disagree with that. It makes no sense whatsoever. The dun gene and the cream gene are two entirely different genes. Two duns cannot produce a horse with a cream gene and two horses with cream genes cannot produce a dun.