• North America
  • The wild turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ) is an upland ground bird native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes . (wikipedia.org)
  • Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name from the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Levant via Spain. (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)
  • In the Northeast of North America, turkeys are most profuse in hardwood timber of oak-hickory (Quercus-Carya) and forests of red oak (Quercus rubra), beech (Fagus grandifolia), cherry (Prunus serotina) and white ash (Fraxinus americana). (wikipedia.org)
  • plumage
  • The turkey vulture received its common name from the resemblance of the adult's bald red head and its dark plumage to that of the male wild turkey , while the name "vulture" is derived from the Latin word vulturus , meaning "tearer", and is a reference to its feeding habits. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Slate, or Blue Slate, is a breed of domestic turkey known for the slate gray color of its plumage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both have a brown color which is highlighted by shades of copper and blue-green, and the plumage overall is very similar to that of the wild turkey. (wikipedia.org)
  • birds
  • Going on average mass, several other birds on the continent, including the American white pelican ( Pelecanus erythrorhynchos ), the tundra swan ( Cygnus columbianus columbianus ) and the very rare California condor ( Gymnogyps californianus ) and whooping crane ( Grus americana ) surpass the mean weight of turkeys. (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)
  • 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)
  • Ironically, it is likely that the turkey consumed at the first Thanksgiving meal may have actually been from European birds, rather than wild turkeys native to the continent, though these descended from same bird. (wikipedia.org)
  • By 2006, the count of heritage turkeys in the U.S. was up to 8,800 breeding birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • unlike
  • On one hand, none of these other species are as sexually dimorphic in size as the wild turkey, but on the other, they are also far less numerous and are not legally hunted unlike the turkey, thousands of which are weighed every year during hunting season. (wikipedia.org)
  • Heritage turkeys have a relatively long lifespan and a much slower growth rate than turkeys bred for industrial agriculture, and unlike industrially-bred turkeys, can reproduce without artificial insemination. (wikipedia.org)
  • consumption
  • Turkey bacon can also be used as a substitute for bacon where religious restrictions forbid the consumption of pork. (wikipedia.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)
  • Turkish
  • The Turkish War of Independence, initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues against occupying Allies, resulted in the abolition of monarchy in 1922 and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Atatürk as its first president. (wikipedia.org)
  • The name of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye) can be divided into two components: the ethnonym Türk and the abstract suffix -iye meaning "owner", "land of" or "related to" (originally derived from the Greek and Latin suffixes -ia in Tourkia (Τουρκία) and Turchia). (wikipedia.org)
  • Nickelodeon Turkey was launched on 10 December 1997 on cable by Turkish company RTV and timeshared with Discovery Channel Turkey. (wikipedia.org)
  • Boomerang is a Turkish-language children's television channel broadcasting to Turkey. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Massachusetts grown turkeys can be purchased "fresh dressed" many seasons of the year, not just during the holidays. (mass.gov)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • originally
  • 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)
  • Turkey Television is a Canadian teen sketch comedy originally aired on Nickelodeon. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hotel Turkey is a historic hotel located in Turkey, Texas, United States that originally opened in 1927. (wikipedia.org)
  • native
  • Turkey pies, soups, salad, and party platters are other items at some of our native stores. (mass.gov)
  • Black
  • 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)
  • weight
  • While it is usually rather lighter than the waterfowl, after the trumpeter swan ( Cygnus buccinator ), the turkey has the second heaviest maximum weight of any North American bird. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result of selection for this single trait, 70% of the weight of mass market turkeys is in their breast. (wikipedia.org)
  • early
  • Turkey is a charter member of the UN, an early member of NATO, the IMF and the World Bank, and a founding member of the OECD, OSCE, BSEC, OIC and G-20. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alternative
  • 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)
  • Turkey bacon is also an alternative for people who do not eat pork for religious or dietary reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • million
  • Incorporated by the Vodafone Group, one of the biggest international mobile communication companies of the world in terms of revenues, Vodafone Turkey is the 2nd biggest mobile communication company of Turkey with 20.6 million users as of 11 November 2014, an increase of 105,000 customers from the fourth quarter of 2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • World
  • The turkey vulture ( Cathartes aura ), also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard (or just buzzard ), and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow , is the most widespread of the New World vultures . (wikipedia.org)
  • Like other New World vultures, the turkey vulture has a diploid chromosome number of 80. (wikipedia.org)
  • The taxonomic placement of the turkey vulture and the remaining six species of New World vultures has been in flux. (wikipedia.org)
  • family
  • One of three species in the genus Cathartes of the family Cathartidae , the turkey vulture ranges from southern Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. (wikipedia.org)
  • Turkey coronaviruses are members of the family Coronaviridae that infect turkeys, especially poults, leading to gastrointestinal disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vodafone Turkey operates in 81 cities of Turkey with its approximately more than 3300 employees, more than 1200 stores, 23 thousand points of sale and a stakeholder family of 53 thousand people. (wikipedia.org)
  • long
  • Turkey red used the root of the rubia plant as the colorant, but the process was long and complicated, involving multiple soaking of the fabrics in lye, olive oil, sheep's dung, and other ingredients. (wikipedia.org)
  • pork
  • We wound up with a very overcooked turkey with a skin with the texture of fried pork rinds. (goodhousekeeping.com)
  • Turkey bacon is lower in fat and calories than pork bacon, but can be used in a similar manner to pork bacon (such as in a BLT sandwich), but its lower fat content makes it unsuitable in some situations, such as grilling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Andrew Smith, in The Turkey: An American Story, notes that turkey products (including turkey bacon) contain, on average twice as much sodium as the pork products they replace. (wikipedia.org)
  • person
  • Buy from a Massachusetts turkey grower and deal directly with the person who raises your turkeys and guarantees their freshness. (mass.gov)
  • oldest
  • Oil was found in the region in the 1930s and the oldest in Turkey refinery was built in 1955 to process crude oil of the Raman and Garzan areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • means
  • It can be used in the same manner as bacon (such as in a BLT sandwich), but the low fat content of turkey bacon means it does not shrink while being cooked and has a tendency to stick to the pan, thus making deep-frying a faster and more practical option. (wikipedia.org)