Domestic turkey

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The domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large fowl, one of the two species in the genus Meleagris and the same as the wild turkey.wikipedia
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Wild turkey

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The domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large fowl, one of the two species in the genus Meleagris and the same as the wild turkey.
It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of wild turkey (not the related ocellated turkey).

Snood (anatomy)

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The fleshy protuberance atop the beak is the snood, and the one attached to the underside of the beak is known as a wattle.
In anatomical terms, the snood is an erectile, fleshy protuberance on the forehead of turkeys.

Fowl

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The domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large fowl, one of the two species in the genus Meleagris and the same as the wild turkey.
Many birds that are eaten by humans are fowl, including poultry such as chickens or turkeys, game birds such as pheasants or partridges, other wildfowl like guineafowl or peafowl, and waterfowl such as ducks or geese.

Turkey (bird)

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The domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large fowl, one of the two species in the genus Meleagris and the same as the wild turkey.

Beltsville Small White

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In the early 20th century, many advances were made in the breeding of turkeys, resulting in breeds such as the Beltsville Small White.
The Beltsville Small White is a breed of domestic turkey.

Royal Palm turkey

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Many distinct breeds were developed in Europe (e.g. Spanish Black, Royal Palm).
The Royal Palm is a breed of domestic turkey.

Black turkey

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Many distinct breeds were developed in Europe (e.g. Spanish Black, Royal Palm). Turkey production in the UK was centered in East Anglia, using two breeds, the Norfolk Black and the Norfolk Bronze (also known as Cambridge Bronze).
The Black, sometimes referred to as the Black Spanish or the Norfolk Black, is a breed of domestic turkey.

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation

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The President of the United States is presented with a live domestic turkey by the National Turkey Federation (NTF), usually males of the Broad Breasted White variety.

Caruncle (bird anatomy)

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The skin of the head, neck and caruncles (fleshy nodules) becomes bright blue and red, and the snood (an erectile appendage on the forehead) elongates, the birds 'sneeze' at regular intervals, followed by a rapid vibration of their tail feathers.
In some species, they may form pendulous structures of erectile tissue, such as the "snood" of the domestic turkey.

Broad Breasted White turkey

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The Broad Breasted White is commercially the most widely used breed of domesticated turkey.

Bourbon Red

Bourbon Red Turkey
The Bourbon Red is a breed of domestic turkey named for its unique reddish plumage and for Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Narragansett turkey

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The Narragansett turkey is a breed of Meleagris gallopavo which descends from a cross between the eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) and the domestic turkey.

Midget White turkey

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The Midget White is a breed of domestic turkey named for its white plumage and small stature.

Slate turkey

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The Slate, or Blue Slate, is a breed of domestic turkey known for the slate gray color of its plumage.

Feather pecking

Feather pecking occurs frequently amongst commercially reared turkeys and can begin at 1 day of age.
Feather pecking is a behavioural problem that occurs most frequently amongst domestic hens reared for egg production, although it does occur in other poultry such as pheasants, turkeys, ducks, broiler chickens and is sometimes seen in farmed ostriches.

Poultry

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Female domestic turkeys are referred to as hens, and the chicks may be called poults or turkeylings.
These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys).

Debeaking

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To reduce feather pecking, turkeys are often beak-trimmed.
Debeaking is the partial removal of the beak of poultry, especially layer hens and turkeys although it may also be performed on quail and ducks.

Christmas dinner

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Prior to the late 19th century, turkey was something of a luxury in the UK, with goose or beef a more common Christmas dinner among the working classes. Turkeys are traditionally eaten as the main course of Christmas feasts in much of the English-speaking world (stuffed turkey) since appearing in England in the 16th century, as well as for Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada.
The turkey appeared on Christmas tables in England in the 16th century, and popular history tells of King Henry VIII being the first English monarch to have turkey for Christmas.

Turkey fryer

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In some areas, particularly the American South, turkeys may also be deep fried in hot oil (often peanut oil) for 30 to 45 minutes by using a turkey fryer.
A turkey fryer is an apparatus for deep-frying a turkey.

Stuffing

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Turkeys are traditionally eaten as the main course of Christmas feasts in much of the English-speaking world (stuffed turkey) since appearing in England in the 16th century, as well as for Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada.
Recipes include stuffed chicken legs, stuffed pork chops, stuffed breast of veal, as well as the traditional holiday stuffed turkey or goose.

Bronze turkey

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Turkey production in the UK was centered in East Anglia, using two breeds, the Norfolk Black and the Norfolk Bronze (also known as Cambridge Bronze).
The Bronze is a breed of domestic turkey.

Parthenogenesis

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The eggs of some turkey breeds are able to develop without fertilization, in a process called parthenogenesis.
Parthenogenesis in birds is known mainly from studies of domesticated turkeys and chickens, although it has also been noted in the domestic pigeon.

National Turkey Federation

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the non-profit national trade association based in Washington, D.C., United States, representing the turkey industry and its allies and affiliates.

Lunch meat

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Sliced turkey is frequently used as a sandwich meat or served as cold cuts; in some cases, where recipes call for chicken, turkey can be used as a substitute.