animals with albinism - imgur.com
and its opposite - melanism
all these fucking shinies but i still cant get one
i think the peacock is actually a white african peacock they’re actually naturally white we have some running around our neighborhood
You have peacocks running around in your neighbourhood??
Most of these animals are actually leucistic, not albinistic. Albinism is a reduction in melanin production/existence: leucism is a reduction in all skin pigmentation. So, albinistic animals usually present a yellowish colour, as some pigmentation is still present, whereas leucistic animals have no pigmentation whatsoever and so are completely white.THAT KOALA
Also, doesn’t albinism effect the eyes, while leucism doesn’t?
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