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    Do I have legit Albino Society Finch babies?

    Hello. I recently hatched a clutch of 3 (they are now abt 1.5 mos. old) society finches. The mother is predominantly brown w/ a white chest and the fathers is brown and white. Two of my three babies are pure snow white with "almost" black / dark red eyes. This would mean both parents (not related) would have to posess recessive albino genes? I don't think there are many legit albino society finches so was this some strange but wonderful fluke?

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    Re: Do I have legit Albino Society Finch babies?

    You have a white mutation of the pied society finch. Red eyed, white society finches are just pieds that lack spots. Although albino societies are now in the USA, they are a totally different color mutation than pieds and very distinct. Their color is brilliantly white and there eyes are RED. Bright, bright red.

    I believe that what you have are white pied society finches. They are white with reddish eyes, though their eyes will not be a brilliant ruby like albinos. Unfortunately this particular mutation comes with eventual cataracts in eyes and in most cases, develop blindness with age.

    It sounds like you have some pretty babies, regardless! I can't wait to see pictures if you chose to post them

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    Re: Do I have legit Albino Society Finch babies?

    Thank you so much for giving me some insight as to what is going on with my white finches! I appreciate it so much and will post some pics of the little guy and girl when I can. I was very dissappointed to hear though that they might eventually go blind. At least I know that with me, they will always be well taken care of and loved.

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    Re: Do I have legit Albino Society Finch babies?

    Thats the wonderful thing about great owners...it doesn't matter if the animal is blind, deaf, crippled or whatever, you know they'll be taken care of! I'm very happy to hear that you got some white societies though. I always wanted one but never managed to get my hands on any!

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