Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
I'm kind of confused. I know there's no such thing as a living albino horse. But I've read in a few articles that the albino gene technically does exist, but it's fatal in horses, so they die in utero (and they weren't talking about lethal white overo. It specifically said albino). I'm interested to know if that's true or not. I'll try to find the articles.
Edit: I understand that there is such a thing as partial albinism. What makes cremello and perlino horses not albino, at least partially? Is it just because they don't have pink eyes? I understand it's a diluted chestnut. But what separates it from partial albinism, since they are diluted of pigment? Humans with albinism have blueish eyes, so...
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Last edited by Jessabel; 03-16-2011 at 11:52 AM.