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Leucism. It's a condition that causes loss or partial loss of pigmentation, which can result in white feathers in birds. These strange marked birds appear every now and then in various patterns, sometimes completely white, sometimes speckled. I remember an almost completely white one coming into my decoys a good few years ago, and I ignored it because I thought it was a white dove, until it flew right past me and I realised it was a woodpigeon. I didn't shoot it because I was a bit gobsmacked.

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Leucism. It's a condition that causes loss or partial loss of pigmentation, which can result in white feathers in birds. These strange marked birds appear every now and then in various patterns, sometimes completely white, sometimes speckled. I remember an almost completely white one coming into my decoys a good few years ago, and I ignored it because I thought it was a white dove, until it flew right past me and I realised it was a woodpigeon. I didn't shoot it because I was a bit gobsmacked.

I did shoot one a couple of weeks ago , unlike the one in the photo my one was White speckled across its back , I wouldn't say they were common but they do turn up now and again .

 

The game dealer once showed me a nigh on pure White one with just the odd Grey feather and the eyes were the normal colour , so I don't think it was a albino .

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