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Old 01-25-03, 01:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr-2002
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Very true...

Most mutant alleles have some kind of "side-effects" associated with them, even though we can't necessarily see these effects in our albinism, in humans it's a rather debilitating disorder and causes all kinds of eye and skin problems...but most domesticated animals (those kept as pets, at least) are bred specifically to exhibit albinism...reminds me of that other thread about the life span of albino BP's...someone should really do a study to quantify the effects of these kinds of morphs, it'd be interesting to see.
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