scientific name: Meleagris gallapavo
length: 12 inches
quantity: 1 wing
native habitat: North & Central America
*the domesticated turkey is a large poultry bird. The modern domesticated form descends from the wild turkey. it was domesticated by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica at least 2,000 years ago.
turkey meat is a popular form of poultry, and turkeys are raised throughout temperate parts of the world.
the great majority of domesticated turkeys are bred to have white feathers because their pin feathers are less visible when the carcass is dressed, although brown or bronze-feathered varieties are also raised.
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