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RE: asked and answered

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Posted by: willstill at Thu Jan 29 12:50:27 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by willstill ]  
   

He clearly answered the question on 1/26:

"Whats of real importance is the subject and that is what is in front of us. In this case, the quality of leucistic's.
The reality is, there are different leucistics, some whiter then others. As leucism means the reduction of all pigments. Its not the absents of all pigments, its the reduction of all pigments. there can be all types of luceys."

I've personally observed that in many species that demonstrate the leucistic mutation, the quality of the white has proven to be variable. In some species, this is evident once the visual animals begin to be outcrossed to normals. In others, this variability is demonstrated right from the beginning. Since the onset of this conversation, I've made a point of looking at many more pics of leucy hogs, and to me, some of them have brown or grey on the top of the head. Since I'm not viewing a live animal, I can't tell if it is the lighting, scale density due to age, or just simply traces of pigment, but it makes sense that there is some variability in the quality of the white. If this is the case, then it is a factor that can be altered through selective breeding, similar to what has been done to achieve red, orange, yellow and pink T- albinos. There is always variability within mutations, just as there are within normal types. Selective breeding allows us great control of that.

The question has been answered. Your refusal to accept that fact means that you either have a reading/comprehension deficit, or you are in fact the troll that you appear to be.

Will
(btw, men identify themselves during communications. To not do so is cowardly.)


   

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