If you ever find yourself driving through Guilford, Connecticut (and who hasn't, am I right?!), you might want to take a slight detour to Gozzi's Turkey Farm, a peculiar little stretch of land with one big, colorful surprise.
Connecticut families look forward to seeing what color the Gozzi turkeys are every year. Local resident Deanna Broderick told Today, "there's so much negativity in the world, and everybody's so busy, it just makes you stop for a minute and think and look, and I think it's great. It puts a smile on your face."
OK if he won't talk, then it's time to do some digging. We found out from a 1989 article in the New Yorker that, when the tradition of coloring their white turkeys began 40 years ago by Bill's mother, she used "vegetable coloring." But, that was a long time ago, and they've likely since updated their techniques.
It's gotten to the point where even the birds themselves are starting to get cocky. Bill recounted to ABC News, "They become showoffs out there. They like the attention and the turkeys strut around and put on a display."
We guess, though, it makes a little bit of sense why the colored turkeys are the happiest. After all, Bill muses, "They're the only ones that are walking around here on Thanksgiving morning. They're the lucky ones."
Whatever the case, if the company's Yelp page has anything to say about it, looks like Gozzi's Turkey Farm is going to be here with rainbow birds for a long, long time.
One reviewer commented, "My father would take me here as a child to see the multi colored gobblers strut their stuff around Thanksgiving time. Who would have thunk those ugly birds would taste so great?"
...Oh. Uh, guess that magical paintbrush or whatever only grants these birds a few extra weeks, not years.