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Every Year, This Turkey Farm Dyes Its Birds for the Holidays


(Photo: Gozzi's Turkey Farm)

Easter is almost upon us, so it's time to dye Easter Turkeys and get ready for the Thanksgiving Bunny to come down the chimney and give us presents!

Wait, what holiday is it? You may get confused if you visit Gozzi's Turkey Farm in Guilford, Connecticut. Since 1940, Bill Gozzi and his relatives on this third-generation family farm have dyed their turkeys in vibrant, pastel colors. They've become a local attraction that is now gathering worldwide attention thanks to the internet. Lisa Flam reports for the Today show:

A trip to see the toms and hens is a holiday tradition for many.

Christa Trudeau, 36, started visiting the turkeys when she was 2, and has never missed a year. She and her older sister chased each other around the pen when they were little, Trudeau kept up her visits when she was home from college, and she continues the weekend trips with her children, 7-year-old Camden and 10-year-old Emma.

"I guess there was never a time it wasn't important," says Trudeau, of North Branford, Connecticut.

What is it about those turkeys that keeps her going back?

"It's just so bizarre," Trudeau says. "It seems almost like a cartoon. It's like a fantasy, it seems so unrealistic. If you happened upon it and had never seen it, I imagine the first time you would see it, it would make no sense. But it's so silly, it makes you laugh."

-via Oddity Central


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