The peacocks or technically, peafowls, belong to the pheasant family. They are large, swan-sized birds weigh anything between 4 6 kg (8.75-13 lbs.), And the length of the peacock’s body, including the tail, can go up to 5 feet and 1.5 meters. Peacocks are usually blue with a tint of green, but recently white peacocks are also seen. They are usually seen in captivity rather than in the wild. Here are some facts about white peacocks.
Why are White Peacocks White?
The white peacocks are often perceived and thought of as an albino peafowl. The white peacock is a bird of ethereal beauty and elegance. It is not an albino, but it is only a variant of the Indian blue.
The white peacock is thought to bring good luck in life and a long happy married life.
White peacocks cannot survive in the wild because of their bright white color that easily catches the attention of predators. The blue-green peacocks have an advantage over the white peacocks because it can easily hide itself in the green trees and stay unnoticed by any potential predators. This is why white peacocks are much safer in captivity.
White peacocks can have different color variations, such as Pied White, Black shoulder pied and Black Shoulder Peahen.
The peacocks or technically, pea birds (the collective name for the peacock and peahen), belong to the pheasant family. Peacocks are classified as large sized birds comparable to a swan and grow up to 5 feet (1.5 metres) including the tail. They can weigh anything between 4 6 kg (8.75-13 lbs.).
They usually live up to 20 years in the world. But when kept in captivity with human care, they can live up to 40 years. Peacocks do not fly unless they’re attacked. When attacked, they fly to high tops like trees.