The peacock struts his stuff to the delight of onlookers They say that gentlemen prefer blondes. And this fellow must be hoping that somewhere there's a lady peacock who feels the same. Out for a strut at a Chinese zoo, the rare pure white male fanned his magnificent platinum tailfeathers in a common mating gesture. Unfortunately for him, the only other peacock within squawking distance was another white male. The pair are the star attraction at the Harbin Zoo in the north-east of the country, where they have lived for two years. Unlike their more familiar cousins, the Indian Blue, they only have faint eye-spot markings, which means they appear snow white from a short distance away.