Simply majestic, dazzling, and unique. This type of peafowl offers white feathering throughout with elegant, lacy tail feathers. A regal addition to any property, a white peafowl will certainly be the topic of conversation.
A male India Blue Peacock can mate with a White peahen.
White peafowl are a color variety of the India Blue Peacock. They are considered leucistic, a condition that affects the birds' feathers and turns them pale or white. Leucism differs from albinism in that this variety of peafowl has blue tinted eyes and lacks normal pigmentation, rather than no pigmentation in the eyes or feathers.
Range: While it is believed that White Peafowl do occur naturally, they are not common in the wild. It is possible that there are White Peafowl living in the wild in the natural range of India Blue Peafowl - across India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Habitat: Peafowl can live in a variety of habitats, including deciduous forests and cultivated lands.
Status in the wild: Peafowl face no danger in their native range.
Status in aviculture: Peafowl have been raised in captivity for centuries. Historical documents mention them in Egypt, Greece, and Rome during ancient times. They are kept in zoos, aviaries, and by individuals all over the world today.
Breeding Season: The breeding season varies depending on several factors, but should fall somewhere between March and July in the United States.
Clutch Size: 6 - 8 eggs
Incubation Period: 28 days