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You know wedding doves — those white birds sold for symbolic release as part of a nuptial celebration. Anyway, I spotted three white birds in a tree in Minnetonka while I was driving west on I Exact ID at 65 mph is above my pay grade. Turns out two of them were albino pigeons, the third possibly leucistic.
A release dove , also called a white pigeon , is a domestic rock dove Columba livia domestica bred for small size and white coloration that is released during events, such as public ceremonies, weddings and funerals. Most white doves are domesticated barbary doves Streptopelia risoria. Albinism or other genetic anomalies that produce an entirely white dove occur very rarely in the wild since an all-white coloration would make these birds stand out in their natural habitats, leaving them highly vulnerable to predators. Although dove release businesses advertise that their birds will be able to safely return home, released doves are frequently killed in accidents or by predators before they can return home.
Basic Genetics 1. Basic Genetics 2. Pigeon Colors 1. Pigeon Colors 2. Pigeon Patterns. Pigeon Eye Colors. Albinism eliminates pigment production melanin and produces white plumage, without any form of pigmentation. The albino mutation interferes with the production of melanin, none is produced anywhere in the body.