swaguanine said: i don't understand one thing about leucism, if leucistic animal lacks all pigments why do they mostly have normal eye color?
Leucistic animals aren’t always lacking all pigment. Leucism by definition is just a reduction of pigment. It is actually more common for the pigment reduction to be limited to certain places or only partially apparent. Because of this an animal who is leucisitic could still retain many regularly colored body parts.
Eyes in particular though are from an independent developmental origin—not the neural crest. This means they are more often than not affected by the leucistic lack of pigments.
apricotjamm said: Hey I only just saw your reply to the cross fox. I can't believe I used capitals and wanted to say sorry and thanks for re-educating me.
It’s all good! As long as we’re all learning, I am happy.