National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen presents one of the National Thanksgiving Turkeys to members of the press before U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the 71st national turkey pardoning at the White House in Washington, U.S., Nov
National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen presents one of the National Thanksgiving Turkeys to members of the press before U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the 71st national turkey pardoning at the White House in Washington, U.S., Nov

The pair of turkeys that President Donald Trump pardoned Tuesday will be living out their days at Virginia Tech.

The Virginian-Pilot report s that the turkeys named Peas and Carrots are going to a place called Gobblers Rest in Blacksburg, Virginia. It's a home created for them at the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

This is the third consecutive year that the turkeys pardoned by the president will go there. 

Poultry immunologist Rami Dalloul said in a statement: "We love that the birds are coming back to Blacksburg to roost once again."

Dalloul sequenced the turkey genome a few years ago. The university said his efforts led to whole new levels of understanding the birds, as well as genetics.