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Re: albinos

>>>So again, with a quantity of young, you'll get sports.
Once someone starts mass farming cacatuoides double red, I'm sure we'll see albinos.<<<

What I find interesting is that only one person on this list recalls seeing one albino Apisto.  The rarity of a true albino form must be extremely high.

1. Is it because there are not as many Apisto breeders and the number of actual broods is low>

2. Is it because the stock in the hobby is not to far removed from the wild breeding stock to create the inbreeding from a limited gene pool necessary to throw an albino.

3. Or is there something in the Apisto's genes that resists combination that produces an albino?

I don't have any clue, but it's an interesting topic to think about over a coffee.

Bill Vannerson
McHenry, IL

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