Huge albino peacock on the loose, roaming the small village



Huge albino peacock on the loose

Bertie, a white peacock, a mile-long journey from his home to a West Sussex village in the uk to find his love during peacock mating season.

An albino peacock in a small West Sussex village, is terrifying residents as he wanders the gardens looking for love, reports SWNS.

The name of Bertie, the albino peacock was mistaken for a ghost, while he is looking for a little romance in Handcross (considered as part of Slaugham for the 2011 Census). Albino peacocks are rare, and it is unclear when the bird is actually an albino. White peafowls are born with a condition known as leucism, which reduces the different pigments in their body.

“Peacock” is the term used to be reserved for the male peacock, while the female is known as peahen.


Rose Botting

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The 55-year-old Rose Botting had its first meeting with Bertie, when he caused havoc on the roads, jump on the roofs and scared local villagers last year. She came to him again when he came back, exactly a year later, looking for a partner, sitting on the roof and look through the windows.

It is unclear why peacocks have such large trains, a topic that has led to an extensive discussion in the scientific community. The famous biologist Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, a theory they were used to attract mates.

Unfortunately for Bertie, there are no peahens in the village or one of the surrounding areas. With the bird not willing to depart from the village, Rose took it upon herself to look for a peacock call on the internet to pull Bertie’s attention.

“Bertie was not going anywhere, so I had the bright idea of going on the internet and search for a peacock’s call,” she said, according to SWNS. “I played all of three minutes and 22 seconds. As I started to walk on the road, Bertie jumped from the roof and began to follow me.”

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Soon after, Bertie began strutting his stuff and his tail feathers are in their full glory to try to attract a mate. Bertie finally jumped on Rose’s roof.


Worry about the bird the safety of Botting played the call again, but made sure to lock up her dogs “so they don’t try and eat him.” They also took contact Bertie’s owner, Jo Wilding, to come and for her bawdy bird.

After several attempts to retrieve the frisky poultry, Bertie left Botting the roof of its rightful owner was able to pick him up and send a picture to Rose to let her both the love bird and the owner were safe and healthy.

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Wilding is not sure where he came from (Indian peafowls are from the Indian subcontinent), but is happy with him.

“He is very nomadic and very curious,” Wilding said, according to SWNS. “He is free range, so he stays here because he wants to.”

She added: “Bertie always wants to know what you get, always look through the window, and if you leave the door open he will be on the kitchen counter. He was actually looking for a partner, that is the reason why he calls and shows his feathers.


“The females usually come running, but nothing was here so that is why he takes himself out of the village. When he came back, he jumped back into his tree, and that was that.”

Botting said that Bertie just need a partner and all will be good for the naughty and passionate peacock.

“Bertie has a bride, he stood up,” Botting said. “Let’s hope he finds himself a bride who is younger and more fit than me, and he will be happy. He is wonderful and his antics are something else. That peacock is very funny.”

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