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Re: albinos

Would you mind explaining the 1 in 256 chance?  Just need a little
clarification on where the numbers come from.  I would especially enjoy
reading any research papers on this subject.

>   The top two reasons are probably why we don't see albino apistos in
> the hobby - especially the second because wild albinos would end up as
> luch very shortly.  Maybe that's why the only albino apisto that has
> been seen is a Cacatoo - I don't know about the rest of teh world, but
> in the Edmonton are (Alberta, Canada) it is by far the most common
> Apisto. I've seen.
>   I don't think that there is a possibility of an albino resistant gene
> - it's just that for it to show, both alleles from both parents have to
> be albino.  That's not a highly probable occurance - a 1:256 chance,
> that's only if both parents have the albino allele.
> My 2 cents
> =====
> J. Miller
> Edmonton, AB, Can.

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