|Barked: Mon May 9, '11 11:45am PST |
|This IS NOT me promoting albinism at all. I am aware of the risks associated with it.
That said, albinism is typically caused by double merle breedings, right? So I'm confused... I read that the albino Dane has no skin pigmentation, and red eyes. Then I read that the white Dane can have some or a lot of pigmentation, but with blue eyes.
What's the difference with the red or the blue? I don't see ANY albino dogs with RED eyes. This has me confused. Also, it stated that the WHITE is caused by a double merle breeding - MM. Can't that cause albino as well?
I'm asking because I was browsing Kijiji and I repeatedly see a five month old Great Dane named Roo for sale. She is pure white, with a small gray patch on her right ear, light blue eyes and pink nose, pink around her eyes, pink paw pads, etc. In the camera, the pupils shine red. They have been trying to sell her since she was ready to leave her mom - I've seen her repeatedly, like I said and they have not been able to sell her. Could it be BECAUSE she's the color she is?
Or could there be hearing or vision impairment that the owners aren't stating in the ad that is the reason for her not getting sold yet. She's house broken and trained...
She's a gorgeous pup and if I was able to, I would look into her, but I can't right now and I just hope she finds a good home that will properly look after her.
SO... Those who know about the albino gene, can you answer my questions? I can probably put up a pic or two of her from Kijiji if people want it.
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