Turkey Hunter Gets the Catch of a Lifetime
“We have an albino turkey out here we wanted to report.” Albinism is very rare, and to have an albino that makes it to adulthood is even more so. Albinism is the complete lack of pigment, so the eyes are pink and the rest of the bird is white. Without the protective coloration, they often fall prey to predators early in life. I grabbed my camera and went outside to take a photo. Although not a true albino, the tom's light coloration still makes it quite a catch. Billy Blansett of Greenwood, Miss., took this bird, which had an 8-inch beard, on April 27 in Shannon County north of Eminence. Blansett plans on having the tom mounted when he gets back home.