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White Peacock
image It may look like something out of a fairytale, but it's definitely real. Plus, it's a pretty cool photo. Here's a different picture of a white peacock on Wikipedia. (via Reality Carnival)
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Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 17, 2007
Oooh, pretty! I bet it still makes that annoying noise though!
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue Apr 17, 2007  at  05:44 AM
Why would this be a big deal? Last time I went to the Baton Rouge Zoo, they had a couple of them running around. If the BR zoo had them, they can't be *that* uncommon.
Posted by Frederick J. Barnett  in  Sorrento, LA  on  Tue Apr 17, 2007  at  09:32 AM
I've never seen one before...

But then again I get excited when I see a white swan! We only have black ones here.
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue Apr 17, 2007  at  10:01 AM
I hate peacocks. There's one living right across from our house and wakes us all up at ungodly hours in the morning.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Tue Apr 17, 2007  at  12:32 PM
I'm confused...who said this was a hoax? I've seen white peacocks in person before. They're very beautiful.
Posted by Sakano  on  Tue Apr 17, 2007  at  03:02 PM
We have White Peacocks here in England. I've never seen one looking quite that perfect and pretty but I've seen them in parks, zoos, etc. There are a couple at Leeds Castle in Kent (which also has what it claims is the largest dog collar museum in the world...).
Posted by Pierre Fermat  in  London, England  on  Thu Apr 19, 2007  at  09:55 AM
at alma park zoo they had a white peacock for many years . this is on the sunshine coast . the zoo everyone passes by to get to steve irwins zoo. you should stop as it is a great place with some fantastic displays .
Posted by chook  in  brisbane australia  on  Thu Apr 26, 2007  at  01:20 AM
OMG!!Its so pretty i've never seen one in person but i love them i think there so pretty ...well its pretty but i agree that this isn't a hoax..if it had like two heads than yeah.. but o well it was a nice picture
Posted by Diana <3  in  San Antonio Texas  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  04:51 PM
Nettie, you aussies are lucky - You also have Lyre Birds, which have the glamour of white peacocks and can reproduce up to 32 distinct sounds apart from their own call, from breaking glass to chainsaws to huamn speech.

And we kiwis lost our native black swan years ago, so we are grateful that yours have come over. smile
Posted by DFStuckey  in  Auckland, New Zealand  on  Tue Jun 05, 2007  at  12:48 AM
Where do white peacocks come from? im doing a report on them and cant find like any info!!! PLEASE email me and HELPPPPP!!!!!
Posted by Emzzy  in  here  on  Thu Jun 14, 2007  at  03:29 PM
ok, i no i shouldnt be doing this my boyfriend might ger mad but my email is **********@hotmail.com, please give me info my mark depends on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love ya'l from me
Posted by Emzzy  in  here (aka ontairio canada )  on  Thu Jun 14, 2007  at  03:33 PM
The peacock is real, not a hoax. It's in our local park (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)... or it was.
Posted by linda  in  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  on  Fri Sep 14, 2007  at  09:49 PM
Hi:

I don't know why anyone would call this a hoax, here in St. Augustine we have the Fountain of Youth (of course it is a hoax, but honestly come to), where there is a flock (or party) of White Peafowl. There are many of them, and I drive tours in this city. I have heard them called "Temple" peacocks, but can't find any real reference to that. Is it true. They are here, they are gorgeous white peacocks, but are they "Temple" Peacocks, and Peahens. I hate to give out wrong information, especially as mating season is coming up, and they put on great shows for my tour riders.
Posted by Eric Teuber  in  St. Augustine, Florida, USA  on  Sun Mar 16, 2008  at  07:27 PM
No I am not kidding you,my name is David Michael Peacock and my family of years gone by were from Leeds, England which for some reason led me to this page.The picture of the white peacock is beautiful but then again they all are(Not my ex-wife).

Thanks for the photo, I love it.

Sincerely,
David M. Peacock
Posted by Dave Peacock  in  Fond du Lac, Wi.(U.S.A.)  on  Wed Jan 13, 2010  at  10:23 PM
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