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Leucistic Pigeon? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

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Old Wednesday 15th January 2020, 16:34   #1
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Leucistic Pigeon? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

Seen this morning in eastern Ontario, Canada, I'm pretty sure this is a Leucistic Pigeon and not albino. Could someone confirm or correct that opinion?
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I'd say you're right, a pure albino would be lacking pigment even in the bill I believe.
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Old Wednesday 15th January 2020, 21:39   #3
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Agree, partial albino not full.
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Or just a white breed of domesticated pigeon, selected for its colour. Almost every domesticated animal, people have selected for white breeds, perhaps because they're easy to see where they are - white cats, white dogs, white cows, white chickens, etc., etc., etc.
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Or just a white breed of domesticated pigeon, selected for its colour. . ..
Indeed, but genes are genes and white is white however selected for.
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