The Colorful Turkeys of Gozzi Turkey Farm

We've heard of seasonal colors, but never really associated neons with autumn and the Thanksgiving holiday. Not to mention, with turkey feathers. Seeing these bright-colored turkeys doesn't exactly boost our appetite for the upcoming holiday, but we looked into how these guys get so colorful and it's not as bad as one might guess:

From Gozzi's Turkey Farm in Guilford, Connecticut, these turkeys are Gozzi Whites. Their feathers are known for being white and their meat is renowned throughout the region, to whom the Gozzis supply over 18,000 turkeys per year. Non-toxic, vegetable-based food dye is applied to their "blank canvases" to create these bright colors: it's all topical and harmless.

See a video of the turkeys at Fine Cooking. Have you ever been to visit the famous Gozzi turkeys?

Related: Where Should I Buy My (Organic) Thanksgiving Turkey?

(Image: about.com)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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