Albino (VPI)

Aliases: VPI Albino, VPI T+

Issues: Photophobia

First Produced In: Unknown

Availability: Rarest

Last Updated: 2022-06-30

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About

Vpi Albino is a recessive mutation.

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Issues

Photophobia

While the word photophobia literally translates to a "fear of light”. Its not actually that you are scared of light, but instead, are incredibly sensitive to it. Animals with albinism experience photophobia due to the lack of pigment in the iris, which does not allow the eyes to filter out light.

History

In 1996, two unusual Albino boas were serendipitously born in the collection of Becky Hutchins of Texas. These animal and their siblings were acquired by VPI soon after they were born. [1]

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Appearance

Head

Some individuals also show a wash of pink in the background color, primarily to the sides of the face & body, these are referred to as ‘pink panthers’. [2]

VPI Albino boas have dark-red eyes.

Body

VPI Albinos have a pale background color with reduced black pigmentation. Saddle marking are much lighter. They have more color than the Kahl and Sharp Albino boas. Areas of black pattern are replaced with a medium purple-gray.

Tail

The tail follows the same patterning and coloration as the rest of the body.

Proven Lines

Pink Panther

  • First Produced By: Unknown
  • First Produced In: Unknown

Related Traits

No known related traits

Combos

  • VPI Albino Junglow (Hypo Jungle Albino (VPI))
  • VPI Albino Snow (Albino (VPI) Anerythristic (Type 1))
  • VPI Albino Sunglow (Hypo Albino (VPI))
  • VPI Junglow (Hypo Jungle Albino (VPI))
  • VPI Snow (Albino (VPI) Anerythristic (Type 1))
  • VPI Sunglow (Hypo Albino (VPI))
  • Super Tanglow (Super Hypo Super Jungle Albino (VPI))
  • Tanglow (Super Jungle Hypo Albino (VPI))

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