Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Only slightly less extreme makeover

This is really wild. Bordering the unbelievable, actually. I am still amazed. Truly amazed.

As soon as ToD left (RIP, ya dinosaur) all of Christian's insistent worst fears about Dory manifested themselves within a week. There is no doubt ... Christian was dead right ... this turkey is a dude.

Poor Dory was the omega. Not a female, but a submissive, barrel-bottom male. He (and I still have a hard time with the gender pronouns) knew his place in the very small pecking order at BHF and kept it faithfully. But the day ToD left, Dory began to change.

His beard grew, his snood grew, the icky wattle curuncle thingies grew exponentially. And most obviously, though less amazing to me than the crazy appendage growth, he began to strut. A LOT. And gobble. A LOT. Dory is one bad m$^#$%-f%^%#.

Check it out.

Dory in late November

Dory yesterday

Luckily for Dory, he still has a trace of that subservience. That just might keep his manly ass alive.


Brandi said...

no freaking way!!!

that is unbelievable. he totally looks like a dude now.

Blue Heron Farm said...

Nature is scary. Would I grow a beard if Christian left me???

Michael@greenakeys.com said...

He looks pretty big already. I wonder if he would even fit in my scalder. I doubt he would fit in my killing cone. I might have to manufacture a bigger device to restrain him while I bled him out.

Thats one manly he-bird.

Blue Heron Farm said...

ToD dressed out at 15 pounds. This one is definitely larger, but should still fit in your plucker. That's all feather int hat photo. He's probably not more than 25 pounds.

Anonymous said...

Y'all are gross. LOL I don't think I want to know what a killing cone is. YUK. Couldn't someone have came up with a more technical, nicer sounding name. OMG By the way he is gorgeous.