Rare Twin Albinos

Photos of these rare twin albino whitetails are making the email rounds this
morning. We do not know which state this photo came from, but the deer are apparently
hanging around near a backyard feeder in a residential area.

Whatever the case might be, this is a good example of albino deer behavior. Both animals
are yearlings and are likely still associating with each other because they have been
ostracised from the herd. This is common behavor in deer herds…the “normal” deer
shun the albinos to the point where the genetically inferior deer act as if they are
the outsiders.

Dan Schmidt, D&DH Editor

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One thought on “Rare Twin Albinos

  1. suppressed@unknown.org

    Hello,
    I see my twin albino photo made it to your website. I’m from Wahkon Minnesota and these albino twins have been coming to my backyard feeder since 2006.
    I made the feeder and entered it at http://www.browning.com in their "Show Us Your Buck Mark" online contest.
    If you would like to see more of the twins, go to http://kstp.com/article/stories/S348404.shtml?cat=1&v=1
    Local TV from Minneapolis did a story on the twins from my home.

    Sincerely,
    Tim
    timroeschlein@scicable.comPosted by: Tim Roeschlein

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