I was always fascinated with Ostrich but it's not even remotely doable on my farm. Plus adult Ostrich generally are somewhat ill tempered.
It's hell to get old/er.As much as I loved the birds, I got out of Emu due to my age. I am no longer strong enough to wrestle them for vaccinations or chase them when they get out.
We have wondered the same thing since she turned eight. Genetics??Where's all the white? My dogs' heads were nearly white by the time they were 10. FYI, they were black dogs.
That really is incredible. I can't imagine our girl having gone another 7-8 years! Well, I take that back somewhat. If she had never started getting growths on her body, which eventually became more... then maybe! She was like a pup- until she wasn't, only maybe the last year or so. She was the last of her litter, altho the mother is still alive. Cisco was part of her first litter of pups, so they really weren't that far apart in age.As a young man, I remember my Uncle John showing me his pure white dog. He took great pride in telling me it was a 22 year old black lab; the same black lab he had when I stayed a summer with them when I was 6 years old.