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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    The previously seen pale "leucistic" chick is visible in the top left quadrant. Some scientists might describe it as showing signs of isabellinism. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120112-white-penguin-albino-antarctica-animals-science-blonde/

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Excellent article - fascinating 😃

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  • Saanava by Saanava

    Is that an albino penguin there in the left?

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    Where exactly?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    here you go bienle 😃

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    WOOOWW!!! A real albino peng! Is in my collection! Thanks!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    It's a lovely little chick, but it has dark eyes and beak, so it is not albino. It is special, though.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    The term I used that is more accurately applied to this reduced colouration is "leucistic" - while some scientists would prefer the term "isabellinism".

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    The article I linked in the first post explains the difference. It's in English, so anyone who finds it hard may send me a PM and I'll try to help. 😃 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Another view of such a chick is here: https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0009brb

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  • jennfurr by jennfurr

    great article on isabellinism vs leucistic vs albino! thank you!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    You're welcome. It was interesting to learn of the condition of isabellinism. 😃

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  • seak17 by seak17

    Sorry, where is this link?
    I know leucistic vs albino but isabellinism is a new one to me.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hi seak17, it was way down this list of comments 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    here you go: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120112-white-penguin-albino-antarctica-animals-science-blonde/

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  • seak17 by seak17

    Thanks.

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