Watching a male peacock flashing his colorful tail feathers is definitely a spectacular sight.
But what about the rare white peacocks? Can they make a dazzling appearance even without all those bold colors?
As you can see from the photos below, the answer is yes!
Contrary to the belief, those beautiful white peafowls are not albino. They are suffering from a genetic mutation called leucism, which prevents the pigments from being deposited into their feathers, leaving them with a total white appearance.
With more than 150 feathers that reach their full length at the age of two, these rare peacocks are just as feisty and beautiful as their colorful counterparts. While some of them can be found in the wild, it's more common for white peacocks to be the result of selective breeding in captivity, where they can live for up to 50 years.