November 21, 2017 (Fletcher Hlls) – Ten-year-old Luke Lumsden of Alpine was recently invited to bring his Blue Heritage turkey named Tire to the Fletcher Hills Library in El Cajon for a special pre-Thanksgiving presentation to children.
The breed is named for his blue tint. Luke got the turkey as a chick from Richard and Marcia Edwords about 15 months ago and has raised it as a pet “which he loves—not for cooking,” says Luke’s grandfather, Craig Linden.
Luke spoke about research he’s done on wild and commercially bred turkeys. “This breed was nearly extinct and is slowly making a comeback,” says Linden. “They are the same as when Columbus landed.”