Albinism is fatal in equines, a pure albino is a result of lethal white genes from both parents and will always die in the womb. American Albino (also called American Cream & White) horses are pure white, but not actually albino genetically.
The American Albino is a color which has been given registry as a breed in the U.S., started to recognize the offspring of a white stallion named Old King. He had a record of producing white foals out of solid-colored mares.
The ancestry of Old King is not known, but he was thought to have been of Arabian / Morgan descent due to confirmation similarities. He was initially bred to Morgan mares and in 1936 the American Albino registry was created to track his bloodlines and breeding records.
In 1937 the American Albino Horse Club (now called the American White & American Creme Horse Registry) was formed and their sole object was to preserve the pedigrees and promote interest for the different types of American Albino horses.
Average height 15 hands
Pink skin and pure white hair
Can exist in almost all breeds of horse
Will vary depending on the breed
Stunning white coat
Can be found in almost any discipline.