Scarlett was born on a rainy day in April. Soon after, she wandered from her nesting mother. After many attempts to reunite Scarlett with her mom, we realized she had already started “imprinting” to us. Instantly I knew that Scarlett was unlike any other Runner Duck I had ever cared for, the bond was magnetic. Scarlett followed any pair of feet that was in front of her. She went anywhere and everywhere we were, it was like having a baby all over again. Scarlett’s personality quickly developed, her desire to be with you, her loud quacking and continued chatter, all the while showing us her fearless love for others, including humans, cats, dogs, and turkey’s. Scarlett grew to love car rides, naps, water, grains, bananas and grapes.
With all stories we must come to an end and Scarlett would eventually have to say goodbye. She has had an everlasting impression on those she touched, our hearts full.
Meet Babies' Daddy!
When things don’t go as planned for this turkey family, Daddy finds himself in a challenging position of having to raise his babies alone. Daddy steps into his role with both feet - and feathers - doing the best he can without the help of his mate. He watches over his young, keeping them safe from predators, and snuggles with them at night under the stars. He encourages his little offspring to do their best in this heartwarming tale of a daddy who’s just doing his best.
Although Becky saved the baby turkeys, their daddy quickly took on the role of protector and educator. Watching him call his babies up to roost at dusk, was especially heartwarming as she witnessed them nestle into his big chest and downy feathers.