Originally Posted by sunna
albino, lutino, and ino... could someone help me to understant these three muations.. specially the 'ino'.. wats the difference in appearence and how do their genetics work? would b helpful if someone got pics to show..
They are all the same mutation. Ino is a term for the mutation that includes albino, lutino and creamino.
Albino is the blue form of the ino mutation (white)
Lutino is the green form (yellow)
Creamino is the yellow face albino form of the mutation
Ino is a sex-linked mutation, which means that the mutation can only be carried in a split form by a male and if a female is not a visual ino she can't carry the gene. I won't try and confuse you by quoting X & Y chromosomes
A pair or inos will produce 100% ino chicks
An ino cock mated to a normal hen will produce all female inos and normal males that are split for ino
An ino hen mated to a normal cock will produce all normal females and normal males that are split for ino
A normal cock that is split for ino mated to a normal hen will produce ino females, normal females, normal males that are split for ino and normal males that are not split for ino