T is for Turkey

By Arin

The turkey is a large North America bird related to chickens, peafoul and pheasants. American Indians raised turkeys for food. Todays turkeys are a part of the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner in many homes throughout the United States and Canada. The male turkeys are called cocks and the females are called hens. Baby turkeys are called poults. There are two species of turkeys. The Ocellated and the North American turkey. The Ocellated turkey inhabits Guatemala and Yucatan Peninsual of Mexico. It is a brilliantly colored bird that has eyelike spots on its tail. The North American turkey eats grass and grain. My Beanie Baby is Gobbles the Turkey. He was born on November 27, 1996. My turkey has brown, red and white feathers. He is a nice one.

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