WHOA! TURKEY OF A LIFETIME! Cameron Bond of Warren Co, took a leucistic gobbler in Rutherford Co. Leucism is a loss of pigmentation. Bond's bird weighed 20#. It's beard measured 9 1/2" beard it's spurs .75". #tnwildlife Find turkey hunting regulations https://t.co/skq0zGyqEcpic.twitter.com/9r2nupjXbL
"Leucism is fairly common in birds, whereas albinism is much less common," according to Tennessee wildlife officials. "Abnormal plumages is one of the most perplexing issues that bird watchers encounter. Many people see white birds that are not normally white and call them albinos. In only a few cases is this technically true."