• flocks
  • Until a few years ago, we had only periodic sightings of small flocks of mother wild turkeys and their chicks," says Sturla. (petfinder.com)
  • Originally, black colored turkeys were a relative rarity among New World flocks, but Europeans heavily selected for this trait until it became predominant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although flocks of wild turkeys are more common in the city's greener parts (including the Bronx's Pelham Bay Park and Van Cortlandt Park and Staten Island's South Beach Psychiatric Hospital) due to the ban on hunting, Zelda was believed to be the only one in Manhattan. (wikipedia.org)
  • poults
  • Norwich Meadows Farm also raises and processes on the farm, but buys their turkeys when they're poults, getting them when they're newly hatched and raising them from there and from what we've heard, raising turkeys is a lot of work. (grownyc.org)
  • Turkey coronaviruses are members of the family Coronaviridae that infect turkeys, especially poults, leading to gastrointestinal disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • birds
  • upcoming animated film Free Birds (previously titled Turkeys). (collider.com)
  • DiPaola Turkey Farms will bring extra birds to the Greenmarket Wednesday, but if you don't want to abandon Thanksgiving's main course to chance, you may still be able to order a size in advance. (nymag.com)
  • As Animal Place cofounder Kim Sturla approaches the turkey barn, she can hear the 12 birds inside bustling around, ready for their breakfast and another day. (petfinder.com)
  • The domestic turkeys who live at Animal Place are lucky birds. (petfinder.com)
  • In the USA, a turkey coronavirus is one of the pathogens responsible for the Poult Enteritis and Mortality Syndrome (PEMS) in birds under the age of one month. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lighter birds are sometimes called Lavender turkeys. (wikipedia.org)
  • Turkeys of the Slate breed may actually be any number of shades between pure black and white, but only ash-gray birds are eligible for showing under the directive of the American Poultry Association's ''Standard of Perfection'', into which they admitted as a variety in 1874. (wikipedia.org)
  • The breeding stock for these birds are owned largely by three multinational corporations: Hybrid Turkeys of Ontario, Canada, British United Turkeys of America in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and Nicholas Turkey Breeding Farms in Sonoma, California. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other than exhibition birds and those on a scant few small farms, other turkeys virtually disappeared. (wikipedia.org)
  • By 2006, the count of heritage turkeys in the U.S. was up to 8,800 breeding birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • One theory is that when Europeans first encountered turkeys in America, they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guineafowl, which were already being imported into Europe by Turkey merchants via Constantinople and were therefore nicknamed Turkey coqs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several other birds that are sometimes called turkeys are not particularly closely related: the brushturkeys are megapodes, and the bird sometimes known as the "Australian turkey" is the Australian bustard (Ardeotis australis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Habituated turkeys may attempt to dominate or attack people that the birds view as subordinates. (wikipedia.org)
  • North America
  • The common names for Meleagris gallopavo (the wild turkey of North America, but best known worldwide from the domesticated turkey ), in other languages also frequently reflect its exotic origins, seen from a European viewpoint, and confusion about where it actually comes from. (wikipedia.org)
  • For over 35 years, the overwhelming majority of the 280 million turkeys produced in North America each year have been the product of a few genetic strains of Broad Breasted White. (wikipedia.org)
  • fowl
  • Beginning in the 1920s and continuing in to the 1950s, broad-breasted fowl began to replace all other types of turkey in commercial production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Halal
  • Norwich Meadows processes far fewer turkeys but they are also Halal, so only Zaid can process the turkeys. (grownyc.org)
  • When Beautiful Brands International, a company from Tulsa, Oklahoma, signed a deal with a Saudi Arabian firm to open 120 locations in eight countries in the Middle East, they had to substitute pork bacon with Halal turkey bacon in their recipes at Camille's Sidewalk Cafe locations as consumption of pork and non-halal meat is forbidden by Islamic customs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ironically
  • Ironically, many of these names incorporate an assumed Indian origin, such as diiq Hindi ("Indian rooster") in Arabian countries, dinde ("from India") in French, индюшка (indyushka) ("bird of India") in Russia, indyk in Poland, and Hindi ("India") in Turkey. (wikipedia.org)
  • dominate
  • In the 1960s producers began to heavily favor turkeys that did not show the dark pin feathers in their carcass, and thus the Broad Breasted White grew to dominate the industry, a trend which continues to this day. (wikipedia.org)
  • varieties
  • Along with the adoption of the Broad Breasted White by industrial producers, other turkey varieties faded in numbers. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • Turkeys are feisty creatures that have a herd mentality and have been known to take down electric fences without too much effort, electric jolts and all. (grownyc.org)
  • I am told that the current joke going around the House is that it is the first time in recorded history that turkeys have been known to vote for an early Christmas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Turkeys have been known to be aggressive toward humans and pets in residential areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • A turkey fossil not assignable to genus but similar to Meleagris is known from the Late Miocene of Westmoreland County, Virginia. (wikipedia.org)
  • California
  • George, a large tom turkey, came to the sanctuary almost a year ago, following his rescue from a big turkey farm in northern California. (petfinder.com)
  • One, the well-documented California turkey Meleagris californica, became extinct recently enough to have been hunted by early human settlers. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • After four weeks, the critical time for a poult has passed and the turkeys are much more independent, although the farmers can't relax too much. (grownyc.org)
  • Buying local Massachusetts turkeys ensures a fresh turkey every time. (mass.gov)
  • Fried turkey has been a longtime favorite in the Southern United States, and has recently become popular in other parts of the country because of the reduced time needed to cook a turkey in a deep fryer, versus other conventional methods such as an oven or a rotisserie grill. (wikipedia.org)
  • The operation must be considered hazardous from the time the flame is lit to the time the turkey is removed and the oil is cooled. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cooking time is about four minutes per pound (or about 7 minutes per kilo) of turkey, so a 15-pound turkey needs to be cooked for about one hour in 350 °F (175 °C) oil. (wikipedia.org)
  • Portuguese
  • The Hawaiian nobleman Boki acquired turkeys during the South American leg of his world tour and introduced both the bird and the Hawaiian transliteration of the Portuguese term peru to Hawai'i and later, in 1827, to Rotuma. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Portuguese the word for turkey is peru, which also refers to the South American country Peru, but once referred to much of the Spanish-controlled Americas, including Mexico, where turkeys come from. (wikipedia.org)
  • LIST
  • It has been requested that the title of this article be changed to List of non-English words meaning 'turkey' . (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of homes and other buildings (such as garages) have been destroyed due to the unsafe use of a turkey fryer and UL has refused to list turkey fryers, releasing a short and graphic explanatory video on their concerns. (wikipedia.org)
  • farmers
  • Just us turkey farmers. (storify.com)
  • You can ask the farmers questions about exactly how the turkeys were raised, what kind of food they ate, and even hear fun stories about the turkeys roaming (or flying) free and they'll know the answers. (grownyc.org)
  • Some prominent chefs, farmers, and food critics have also contended that heritage turkey meat tastes better and is more healthy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pies
  • Turkey pies, soups, salad, and party platters are other items at some of our native stores. (mass.gov)
  • Americas
  • The other theory arises from turkeys coming to England from the Americas via merchant ships from the Middle East where they were domesticated successfully. (wikipedia.org)
  • bird
  • There are two theories for the derivation of the name "turkey" for this bird, according to Columbia University professor of Romance languages Mario Pei. (wikipedia.org)
  • Again the importers lent the name to the bird: because these merchants were called "Turkey merchants" as much of the area was part of the Ottoman Empire. (wikipedia.org)
  • BACK
  • This seemed like a good occasion to take a look back at humanity's relationship with turkeys. (sfgate.com)
  • When Phil comes back to check on his turkey, he finds Jay's, which is poorly cooked. (wikipedia.org)
  • On February 2012, Viacom reached an agreement with Digiturk and brought back Nickelodeon and MTV to Turkey. (wikipedia.org)
  • The town of Brookline, Massachusetts recommends that citizens be aggressive toward the turkeys, take a step towards them and do not back down. (wikipedia.org)
  • refers
  • While the act of hitting another's face with the penis can be a sexual act, the term "turkey slap" refers to the act when performed in a non-sexual way either playfully or to shame, degrade or harass the victim. (wikipedia.org)
  • show
  • The last two turkeys show what happens when the site's designers forget that business websites are there to be used, not admired as graphic masterpieces. (ft.com)
  • early
  • The "Norfolk Black" is generally considered the oldest turkey breed in the UK Black turkeys were sent in the holds of ships on the transatlantic crossing from Europe to the New World, and were raised by early colonists. (wikipedia.org)
  • oven
  • Jay gets their suitcases and they get out of the house when they realize they left Joe in their bedroom and Jay forgot the turkey he had in the oven. (wikipedia.org)
  • males
  • Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood). (wikipedia.org)
  • Christmas
  • Here are some turkeys for Christmas: things to be thankful other people did on their websites. (ft.com)
  • Turkeys voting for Christmas is an English idiom used as a metaphor or simile (in the construct "like turkeys voting for Christmas") in reference to an apparently suicidal ("death-wish") choice, especially a political vote against one's self-interest. (wikipedia.org)
  • In modern times, in the United Kingdom, turkeys are commonly eaten as part of the English Christmas dinner. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations writes that a commentator in the Independent Magazine traced the origin of the phrase to British Liberal Party politician David Penhaligon, who is quoted as saying: "Us voting for the Pact is like a turkey voting for Christmas" in reference to the 1977 Lib-Lab Pact which he opposed. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the House of Commons voted for Maastricht it would be like 651 turkeys voting for Christmas. (wikipedia.org)
  • neighborhood
  • A police officer gently eases her patrol car through an intersection in Staten Island in a neighborhood where a large population of feral turkeys has established residence. (newsday.com)
  • A pedestrian walks down Cromwell Avenue past several wild turkeys that are pesky inhabitants of a neighborhood in Staten Island. (newsday.com)
  • A youngster walks past several wild turkeys that have taken up residence in a Staten Island neighborhood. (newsday.com)
  • large
  • A traditional turkey fryer kit consists of a burner, a large stock pot with lid, a basket and/or poultry holder, a lifter and a thermometer. (wikipedia.org)
  • meat
  • But with the advent of factory farming of poultry, turkeys began to be selectively bred for increasingly larger size, focusing especially on the production of breast meat. (wikipedia.org)
  • To meet perceived consumer demand and increase producers' profit margins, the goal in turkey farming became the production of the maximum amount of breast meat at the lowest possible cost. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cured turkey bacon made from dark meat can be 90% fat free. (wikipedia.org)
  • taken
  • On 22 May 2010, Nickelodeon and MTV Turkey were taken off of Digiturk, most likely due to misagreement issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • New Yorkers who frequent the park have taken to calling the turkeys they see there Giuliani, after Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • After roasting, the most common method of turkey preparation is deep-frying, southern style, which involves submerging the whole turkey into a deep frying vat. (wikipedia.org)
  • commonly
  • Turkey bacon is an imitation bacon usually prepared from cured, smoked, chopped and formed turkey, which is commonly marketed as a low-fat alternative to pork bacon. (wikipedia.org)
  • life
  • A friend of Zaid's warned him when he first started to raise turkeys that "a turkey in its first few weeks of life is just looking for a place to die. (grownyc.org)
  • It's an uneventful but peaceful life, and the turkeys seem content. (petfinder.com)
  • Mexico
  • When Luke opens the suitcase to find his birthday present from Mexico, he finds Phil's turkey instead. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mess-up makes Gloria and Jay admit that they were never in Mexico and they explain that the third turkey was theirs. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is believed that possibly the earliest turkeys were domesticated for their cultural and symbolic significance in ancient Mexico. (wikipedia.org)
  • holidays
  • Massachusetts grown turkeys can be purchased "fresh dressed" many seasons of the year, not just during the holidays. (mass.gov)
  • different
  • They were prepared in two very different ways: The across-the-street members of the turkey crew killed theirs (Stripes) about a week out, and let it rest, guts in and feathers on, in a cooler of ice. (storify.com)
  • order
  • Turkeys are classed in the family of Phasianidae (pheasants, partridges, francolins, junglefowl, grouse, and relatives thereof) in the taxonomic order of Galliformes. (wikipedia.org)