Sometimes a peacock is just a peacock.
We have one of these in our neighborhood. I chaulk it up to a result of incest. We started with 2 peacocks, now there are more than 12. 11 normal, 1 albino.
Now that’s a beautiful thing.
Hey this is like simple software.
Ooh … I want to see it under black light.
“I chaulk it up to a result of incest.”
Hey… I’m an albino, and I know a thing or two about it – and it ain’t got nothing to do with incest. It’s merely a genetic mutation, and not one that albinos will easily pass on to their offspring, for that matter.
It reminds me of a giant dandelion
Is putting this on a design blog a religious statement?
I’d love to see one of those in real life.
It’s hard to completely comprehend how big those animals are until you stand in front of one; I was just a kid at the time when I saw one, but I remember thinking peacocks were magnificently beautiful, but intimidatingly large with their plumage outspread.
These birds (peacocks in general) are incredible. I have always wondered what evolutionary advantage such vastly overstated beauty held.
This is an amazingly strange animal.
I wonder if it gets any…
Not a true albino, but rather a recessive “color mutation”.
One of (apparently) 185 possible varieties, according to Amy’s Peacock Paradise.
Ain’t the internet a wonderful place?
Wow, that is beautiful. He looks like a snowflake.
Who can I sue?
that peacock is getting real
When I was a kid i assembled a jigsaw puzzle with an image of one of those peacocks. something like 1000 pieces. that was hard.
Ahem. They’re known as White Peacocks (or Peafowl). Albino, in this context, sound racist.
Looks like a “what if NBC and Apple merged” image. Hmmm… law &order on the white “mac & PC” background, that is tempting.
it ain’t got nothing to do with incest. It’s merely a genetic mutation, and not one that albinos will easily pass on to their offspring, for that matter.
I’m sure you’re right in your case, but wouldn’t inbreeding be exactly the thing to make it easier for recessive genes or mutations to be passed along?
I’m sure you’re right in your case, but wouldn’t inbreeding be exactly the thing to make it easier to pass on a recessive gene or mutation (like, if both parents had the mutation and it didn’t interfere with reproduction)?
Yeah, no albino – it’s just a white peacock – just saw a bunch of these at Nanjing Zoo a couple of weeks ago.