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RE: white deer herd

Postby msbadger » Thu May 14, 2009 4:34 am

Unlike stated in the Wisconson herd ...the (I believe) N.Y. herd are not concidered albino....but are a genetic pure white herd....something to do with having bred and inter bred in an inclosed area......I also believe that in albinoism that a diviation in a species pigment gene...animal or human.... does not make them inferior just differant as to their tolerance to the sun

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RE: white deer herd

Postby nateberly » Fri May 15, 2009 5:53 am

Their ability to blend in with their surroundings, esp. in seasons that there isn't any snow would definitely be considered an inferiority.
I don't know about piebalds, but don't true albinos usually have problems linked to their genetic disposition that includes their albinism?

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RE: white deer herd

Postby msbadger » Fri May 15, 2009 7:07 am

www.fieldandstream.com/node/1001315088 - 83k

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RE: white deer herd

Postby nateberly » Fri May 15, 2009 7:43 am

Hmm, I guess I was wrong. After looking up some more, the only inferiority other than camouflage is damage to eyes due to less protection by no/less pigment in their eyes.

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RE: white deer herd

Postby danesdad » Sun May 17, 2009 8:27 pm

True albinism is a complete lack of pigment. I imagine the genes dont get passed on too much because they dont live as long as regular deer, due to lack of camoflage. I'd shoot one if I saw it.

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RE: white deer herd

Postby JOEL » Fri May 22, 2009 5:08 am

there is a nice pieblad that feeds in a field by exit 16 on the NY thruway
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RE: white deer herd

Postby reeper0697 » Wed May 27, 2009 3:38 pm

There is an interesting little article written by Leonard Lee Rue III in the Rue's Views on page 64 on the June 2009 issue of D&DH.
Put me on a mountain, way back in the backwoods
Put me on a lake with biggin' on the line
Put me around a campfire cookin' something I just cleaned

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