Gandalf started out as the main menu item for someone's Thanksgiving dinner. He had been purchased as a chick and was fed and raised with the intent of being served as the main course. As the holiday approached, his owner had a change of heart. Instead of being eaten, he came to live at SASHA Farm where he quickly became the patriarch of the turkey flock. He displays his gorgeous feathers nearly all year round to remind the other turkeys of his role.