Albinism in White Leghorn chickens.


The appearance in 1988 of an oculocutaneous albino chick in a Single Comb White Leghorn line suggested a new mutational event. This line was closed in 1949, and has been reproduced each spring since then. Subsequent matings indicated that the mutation occurred at the C pigment locus. A mating of the Wisconsin albino (WIA) to cre/cre (red-eyed white) birds… (More)


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