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Piebald skin

piebald skin --> piebaldness

Patchy absence of the pigment of scalp hair, giving a streaked appearance; patches of vitiligo may be present in other areas sue to absence of melanocytes; often transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait and may be associated with neurological defects or eye changes .

Compare: waardenburg syndrome.

Synonym: piebald skin, piebaldism.

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Here's a calf from the same strain...

A piebald animal typically has dark blotches (of a natural color) like the bull shown below. ... variation as the bull which is shown hanging... Also, the patches don't seem to go the skin, but only affect the guard hairs... http://whitemoose.ca/pics/WM5.jpg http://whitemoose.ca/pics/WM1.jpg ...

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by Joel@WhiteMoose.Ca
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: White Moose (Not ALBINO) in Foleyet Ontario
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