Leucistic turkey

This white turkey has been spotted running with a flock in Stella over the past two years. The turkey has a condition known as Leucism, according to Toni O’Neil, executive director of Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in Hubert. “Since there is some pigment, it does have the condition called albinism, but should be referred to as ‘leucistic,’ since the eyes are dark rather than pink or red,” she said. Leucism causes white, pale or patchy coloration of the feathers, but not the eyes. “We have a leucistic male peacock at PAWS.” (Pete Rulon photo)

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