VPI T+ Albino
Method of Inheritance: Simple Recessive
Appearence: Pale ‘Caramel’ background colour with reduced/absence of black pigment, generally replaced with shades of brown. Some individuals also show a wash of pink in the background colour, primarily to the sides of the face & body, these are referred to as 'pink panthers'.
VPI T Positive (Tyrosinase Positive) Albinos are an extremely desirable colour morph with a genetic mutation that appears to exhibit an inability to complete the synthesis of melanin but can produce other melanin related pigments such as various shades of brown grey & red. This differs from T- Albinos such as Kahl & Sharp Strain in that areas that would normally be black or brown are typically white.
Newborn Blonde T Positive Albinos (as seen in the pictures below) have little or no dark pigment at all & tend to show grey pigmentation where black would normally be present. As they mature, this grey colour will develop into a dark brown.
The resulting appearance is that of an attractive Pale background colour and reduction of black pigment. Visual T Positive Albinos from this line also have pink tongues.
This line of T+ Albinos were originaly developed by Dave & Tracy Barker of Vida Preciosa International (VPI).