Have you ever seen a white peacock?

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Yes, there are white peacocks and now there’s video.

White peacocks are not albinos. They actually have a genetic mutation that is known as Leucism, which causes the lack of pigments in the plumage.

A white peacock is technically a genetic variant of the Indian Blue Peafowl. The colors in the feathers of a bird are determined two factors: pigment and structure, according to treehugger.com.

The white feathers on a peacock depend on which genes are dominant and which are recessive. They don’t have any pigmentation. What separates an albino from a white peacock is the color of the skin beneath its feathers, reported the Times of India.

In case you are interested, a peacock symbolizes vision, royalty, spirituality, awakening, guidance, protection and watchfulness.

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