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Albinism

There are various mutations of the Mandarin Duck found in captivity. The most common is the white Mandarin Duck. Although the origin of this mutation is unknown, it is presumed that the constant pairing of related birds and selective breeding led to recessive gene combinations leading to genetic conditions including albinism. (Wikipedia)

Melanistic jaguar - Melanism is an overabundance of black pigment in animals and is actually the opposite of albinism and even more rare.

Wild! I had never heard of melanistic animals, which is the opposite of albinism. Neato :)

This picture of a mother with normal pigmentation and her child born without pigment illustrates well that albinism can occur in any people group in the world.

Albino Dolphin :) ♥ Yes, it's pink due to it's albinism & the blood vessels that lie just below it's layer of blubber

The Silver Fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is an undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin, and is the opposite of albinism. Silver foxes display a great deal of pelt variation: some are completely black, save for the white tail tip, while others may be bluish-grey.

I don't always repin adorable animals, but when I do, they're usually Melanistic Ural Owls...lol!

Connie Chiu - fashion model in China with albinism

Swan family, by Albin Bezjak Reminds me of an old song: "Stately as Princes the swans part the lilies and glide under the willows..."

The complete opposite of Albinism is Melanism, which is the occurrence of an increased amount of dark pigmentation, resulting from the presence of to much melanin. This results in black or dark coloured animals.

albinism is beautiful

Doberman Pinschers are strong and alert.They have muscular bodies which means that they need proper health care and daily exercise.They can adjust in small apartment if taken on walks and for exercise daily.Direct exposure to sunlight can be harmful for them.Wobbler syndrome is common in them this disease is called Cervical spondylitis and cardiomyopathy.Albinism which is a disease in which the pigment for coat color does not work properly.Hip dysplasia and Obesity.Sometimes they suffer from dem

melanistic fawn--- A melanistic animal has an increased amount of this black or nearly black pigmentation in the skin, feathers, hair, Melanism is the opposite of albinism and occurs with about the same frequency.

A very rare black kookaburra spotted in a Sydney backyard. Australian Museum naturalist Martyn Robinson said: " It's the result of a genetic mutation called hyper-melanism - an excess production of dark pigmentation and a similar, but opposite, mutation to albinism. "Not a lot is known about them but it appears it might be more common in young kookaburras and that they might change back to almost normal colouration on their first moult."

The White Raven. It's not a subspecies, but instead it is a genetic anomaly within the common black raven species and is not albinism.

A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

This model's "look" is his disability, Albinism. Many have ventured into modeling and have succeeded.

precious little girl with albinism

Fav Photo of the Day ~ Feb. 10, 2013 - Black Lion : Caused by recessive trait called melanism (opposite of albinism).

Cigarrinha - Brazil. The translation engine says that 'Cigarrinha' is Portugese for 'Froghopper'. So I am guessing a kind of grasshopper - which is what it looks like. I know some grasshoppers and cicadas are pink due to a condition similar to albinism. That's my best guess any way! Does anyone know for sure what this guy is?