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Old 05-07-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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5/7/2004: Unstriped zebra



Kenyan authorities are set to carry out further studies on this little one but it sure looks like a genetics problem. That there is your basic unstriped zebra calf. The folks there say they have no records of it ever happening before.

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Old 05-07-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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I don't know about you guys, but that is one sorry lookin critter, in a sort of "aww, how cute..." kind of way
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Old 05-07-2004, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: 5/7/2004: Unstriped zebra

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That there is your basic unstriped zebra calf.
I've see those before. Over here, we call it a 'horse'.

What's strange is that judging from the second picture, the baby zebroid is striped; it's just that both colors are white.

And what's that in the first picture, the family's pet duck?
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Old 05-07-2004, 04:44 PM   #4
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White <i>is</i> the new black.
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Old 05-07-2004, 04:45 PM   #5
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I wish we could see its eyes...looks like an albino to me.
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Old 05-07-2004, 04:46 PM   #6
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Re: Re: 5/7/2004: Unstriped zebra

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And what's that in the first picture, the family's pet duck?
They were shooting an AFLAC commercial.
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Old 05-07-2004, 04:48 PM   #7
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His muzzle looks kind of dark, no? Would be very pink, were he albino, I think.

Dang spiffy, though
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Old 05-07-2004, 05:04 PM   #8
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[trivia]

For the movie Sheena, they wanted Tanya Roberts' character to be riding around on a zebra. But Zebras don't like it when you try to ride them. So instead, they got a white horse, and painted stripes on it.

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Old 05-07-2004, 05:07 PM   #9
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Someone should throw a rope around his neck and drag him into the evolution thread.
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Old 05-07-2004, 11:38 PM   #10
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Was this the zebra found on Neverland ranch with all those bleaching agents?
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Old 05-08-2004, 12:25 AM   #11
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I sure hope this isn't the African Prophecy Equivalent to the White Buffalo ...
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Old 05-08-2004, 01:24 AM   #12
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His muzzle looks kind of dark, no? Would be very pink, were he albino, I think.
Well, actually, it *is* pretty pinkish compared to the mother's muzzle.
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:38 AM   #13
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Was this the zebra found on Neverland ranch with all those bleaching agents?
Bwahahahahahaha.
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And what's that in the first picture, the family's pet duck?
That's Daddy.
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Old 05-09-2004, 02:53 PM   #14
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I'm not sure I have this right, but don't zebras have white stripes? I seem to remember reading somewhere that zebras are born black, and develop the stripes later. If that's true, then this little white fella is truly unique....and he's so cuuuuute!

I see the stripes in the second picture as well...but check out his little muzzle...he looks like he's grinning, to me....wonder what he's thinking?



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Old 05-09-2004, 02:55 PM   #15
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That ain't cute, this is cute.
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