Not a albino, we had a few of those around here a few years back. My uncle got one that was a true albino, pink eyes and everything, creepy. My dad got on that was mixed, white with brown patches on it, brown eyes. Thanks goodness they all got killed out.
I would call that more of a piebald deer. Although it could be a albino, I guess? if it has the pink eyes it's just an ugly albino. I had a piebald around me, but she had dark eyes, she was snow white. Pretty cool looking.
I don't know....I don't figure it's an albino, but maybe a partial ?? And as far as Piebalds go, don't they normally have every distinct white patches ?? or can they be blended like a roan colored horse ??
Great pic! I've been watching a 5+ year old whitetail buck that thas those same type of colorings. Its almost grey colored but it looks almost pure white on the back quarters. He's got an absolutely huge body but his rack I believe is on its way down. We've nicknamed him '******'. This deer looks almost identical to doe you have in your pic.... amazing. I don't think its an albino and I don't know really how to explain it. Maybe have to contact a biologist and ask them about the situation. That Leaf River looks works pretty good.
Albino means lack of pigment and that deer looks to have plenty of pigment. No white hooves and no pink nose or eyes that I can see. It obviously has color other than white on it's body. It's definately not an albino.
I'd have to identify that deer as a piebald.
Deer don't turn gray when they get old. It is a great looking coat, I'd love to have that pelt!
I know what a full blown albino is supposed to look like...but I have seen part albino critters like Pheasant, Fox and Racoon.....they had definite areas of white or lack of pigment, where color was supposed to be present.....and all of that was without pink noses, eyes, etc......
But I agree.....i don't think this is any kind of albino, even partial........I'm leaning towards piebald also, but I always assumed piebald deer had definite white areas like a paint horse......not integrated hairs like this doe....she really reminds me of a roan colored horse.....
Jon....you'd love to have that pelt also, eh ?!?! I just happen to have a doe tag.......I'm gonna try like heck to fill it on her..... :smile:
Just tell me when you've seen a deer that is gray from old age. A friend of mine has a captive deer that she's had since his mother was hit by a car and he popped out, that deer is 14.5yrs old right now and he is brown just like any other deer I've ever seen. His muzzle is gray a little but not his coat.
Have you seen an old deer that was all gray? Please show me pictures because either I've taken one too many hits of the crack pipe or you have.
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