Have you heard rumors about an albino peacock and want to know more about them? Perhaps you think you saw a white peacock once and want to know if you were right? Or maybe you are curious and want to know more? Whatever your reason might be, we have the answer for you!
White peacocks, or albino peacocks, are some of the rarest peacocks around, and there isn’t much information about them. Try as you might, it can be hard to find more information about this variant of the Indian Blue Peafowl.
Well, no more! Today we are here with all the information you need. Keep reading to find out more about these rare peacocks. We will be covering why they are white and other distinctive features that can help make you a peacock expert today!
The Rare Albino Peacock
Let’s get into it! Below we have the answers to all your questions about the glorious white peacock. Keep reading to find out more information about them and take yourself from novice to expert today!
Can Albino Peacocks Fly?
Not really. Usually, peacocks can only fly short or limited distances, and their tail feathers can run up to six feet long! Peacocks tend to run a few meters and make some jumps in the build-up before making a final jump and flying. As we said, they can only tend to fly short distances, such as nearby tree branches or rooftops.
If you notice that a peacock is running and jumping, then it’s about to take off and fly! Their long feathers will give them the extra boost needed to make their flight! However, it’s worth noting that to other birds, a peacock’s flying pattern is considered odd to other birds. Sure it might be an unusual method, but it gets them in the air briefly!
How Rare Are Albino Peacocks?
Albino peacocks are extremely rare! It can be quite challenging too to tell if the peacock in question is an albino peacock or not. Thankfully, there are some traits you can look for that will help you determine if the peacock is an albino peacock or not.
First, its eyes will be red or pink. As they have no color pigments in their eyes, the color is blood vessels reflected, hence the red and pink color! Again, as they have no color pigment, you might find white spots over their bodies, or the peacock is completely white.
A peacock’s feathers are called trains. They are super long and can reach up to six feet in length, extending beyond their body. Their feathers, whether multi-colored or white, are considered some of the most beautiful around.
What Do Albino Peacocks Look Like?
Unlike other peacocks, albino peacocks have no colors. Like we said earlier, they can have white patches or be white all over. Their skin tends to be very pale and rough too, and their white patches or body can make the peacock more visible to predators. To combat this, albino peacocks tend to look for places to hide.
What Do Albino Peacocks Eat?
Albino peacocks are omnivores, eating both meat and veggies. A typical diet for an albino peacock included berries, fruits, grains, insects, small mammals, reptiles, and small snakes.
Usually, they can locate this themselves in their natural habitat, but if you have a peacock, you might need to help them source this food, depending on the conditions they are kept in.
Albino peacocks also like scorpions, locusts, ants, crickets, termites, centipedes, and millipedes.
Peacock feathers are often used in decorations along with other items.
What Makes Peacock Feathers Beautiful And Unique?
Peacock feathers have crystal-like structures making them unique and beautiful. Their feathers can reflect various wavelengths, too, and are responsible for creating fluorescent colors that we have come to associate with peacocks. If you look closely at a peacock’s feathers, you should be able to see the crystal-like structure we are referring to.
What Is An Albino Peacock’s Habitat?
Albino peacocks spend most of their time on the ground, and they prefer to live in forests or on farmlands, where they can find warm and secure spots to hide in. Usually, food is a determining factor of where a peacock will live, and Ideally, they need a good availability of food to make the space worth staying in.
Can You Keep Albino Peacocks As Pets?
Up until recently, you would only see peacocks in zoos or sanctuaries. But that has changed now, and it’s not uncommon to see a peacock on someone’s land or in their backyard. Just like normal peacocks, albino peacocks can be kept as pets too.
You need to ensure that the peacock has plenty of space and food sources available. Ideally, they need an area of 80 square feet or larger, ensuring that they have plenty of space to roam and live healthy and happy lives.
What Climate Is Best For Albino Peacocks?
Albino peacocks prefer a warm and tropical climate compared to a colder climate. This is not essential, but a warm climate is best for your peacock to have the best quality of life possible.
What Animals Get Along With Albino Peacocks?
Turkeys and chickens tend to get along with both normal and albino peacocks.
Usually, they are kept together in harmony, with little to no in-fighting. You could set up a small farm in your backyard and keep all three animals together. You need to ensure that there is plenty of space for each animal to roam and plenty of food and water available to them.
How Can You Save An Albino Peacock From A Predator?
It’s probably not news to you that peacocks and albino peacocks are not small animals. They are big, meaning they can be spotted fairly easily by predators. The best way to save them is to keep a close eye on them. You will want to actively watch your albino peacocks ensure their well-being at all times.
To protect your peacock, you can build perch boxes around them. That way, if any predator comes near the peacock, it will fly into their perch box. You could also keep the albino peacock in a cage or fenced area if you wish. If you do this, be sure to leave plenty of space for your peacock to be still free and roam.
What Are Albino Peacocks’ Nesting Habits?
An albino peacock’s chicks are yellow with white wings. As these chicks grow, they turn white. Usually, at the point of maturity, they are completely white. Usually, they will lay between 3 to 6 eggs and incubate them for a month. At this time, they will hatch.
It can take a few days, but these small chicks can fly a small distance soon after. Usually, breeding for peacocks happens between January and March, and these are considered the best months for breeding, and they will make nests with scraped holes in the ground.
Did You Know?
A peacock’s tail makes up 60% of a peacock’s length!
How Long Do Albino Peacocks Live For?
In the wild, albino peacocks can live for anywhere from 10 to 20 years. However, in captivity, they tend to have far longer lifespans. Peacocks in zoos or kept as pets can live for as long as 50 years!
Why do they live for so much longer in captivity? They usually have far better food sources and don’t need to hunt as much as they do in captivity. They also have no predators around that could harm them and tend to be far safer in captivity.
What Do Albino Peacocks Symbolize?
Albino peacocks are known for carrying the messages of God to people. They can also symbolize beauty, pride, refinement, knowledge, self-confidence, self-esteem, and sexuality. They can symbolize a range of different things, usually attributed to different cultures placing different emphases on the albino peacock.
Did You Know?
A group of peafowl is called a party!
What Sounds Do Albino Peacocks Make?
Peacocks tend to make a rustling sound similar to a drum rattle, and it also sounds a little like a train rattle. Once you have heard it, the sound becomes quite distinctive, and you will be able to identify when a peacock is making noise.
Peacocks can create a vibration in the air when they make sounds too. Humans cannot detect these vibrations, but it is believed that other animals can detect the vibrations.
Peacocks make their rustling sound to attract female counterparts during the breeding season. They are also known to make a honking sound when they are distressed and in need of help.
What Size Are Albino Peacocks?
Albino peacocks, on average, are about 3 to 4 feet long. These white peacocks have white plumage that starts at their beaks and will run down to their legs.
Peacocks are not born with feathers. Instead, they start to grow when a peacock turns three.
How Does An Albino Peacock Die?
Albino peacocks usually die due to albinism; however, some can die sooner due to attacks from predators. These predators usually include leopards, tigers, and raccoons, and death caused by predators is more common in the wild than in captivity.
Young chicks are also at risk of an infection known as Coccidiosis. The infection has little or no symptoms and can cause the chicks to die quickly. Not too much is known about how they contract the infection either.
If you have any concerns about chick peacocks, be sure to speak to a vet for more information and examinations if needed.
And just like that, we have come to the end of our peacock journey today! As you can see, albino peacocks are extremely rare, and there are many fascinating facts about them.
These peacocks are associated with good luck and are often kept in captivity and sold for large amounts of money. Albino peacocks are generally quite friendly creatures that will be an exciting spot should you see one in the wild!