Albino – Albinism

Research sheets

Albinism is a mutation that blocks all pigment from being developed, creating a full white animal with bright, translucent red eyes.

Albinism is an autosomal recessive mutation, meaning it has to come from both of the parents (outers or at the very least carriers) to become visible on a hedgehog. It doesn’t show when carried. As with all recessive mutations, they need two alleles for the mutation.

Albino hedgehog have white quills, no mask and no colored ears. Their eyes are bright, almost translucent red. there is not pigment on the animal whatsoever.


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