Monday, December 10, 2012

This Turkey Won't Be On Your Christmas Dinner Plate

This video shows Plucky playing soccer. He's a bit older now and his breast, genetically engineered to be big, is starting to upset his balance on those spindly legs and his neck now twists to one side.

Plucky shares his life with another rescued turkey, Dark Wing, a month younger, who was rejected by the other poults when he was hatched because of his unusual colouring.

Both turkeys live at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary near Stratford with other rescued farm animals. There's an interesting story by Niamh Scallan at The Toronto Star and that is where the still photos came from.