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RE: Leucistic?

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Posted by: Paul Hollander at Tue Feb 8 11:47:14 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Paul Hollander ]  
   

>1.) What is the definition of Leucistic, ive been searching for it but i cant find an exact answer, is it white, with blue eyes?

No pigment in the skin. Color is white with blue, silver, or black irises. Pupils may or may not have a hint of red.

>2.) Is the Leucistic trait Dominant?

The leucistic mutant gene is recessive to normal in the Texas rat snake. Leucistic may be either a recessive mutant gene or some sort of dominant mutant gene in other species; it must be retested in every species that it occurs. Because the name may be the same, and the mutant appearance may be the same, but the mutant gene may be different.

>3.) What's the difference between Leucistic and Albino?

See above for leucistic. Albinos (aka amelanistic) have no melanin pigment in the skin, eyes, or tongue. Yellow pigment is still present in the normal amount. Pupils are pink.

Hope this helps.

Paul Hollander


   

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