The domesticated turkey is a large poultry bird. The modern domesticated form descends from the wild turkey , one of the two species of turkey . It was domesticated by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica at least 2,000 years ago, with the evidence pointing to what are today the central regions of Mexico.
Specie identified by Tom Reichner
The turkey is raised throughout temperate parts of the world and is a popular form of poultry, partially because industrialized farming has made it very cheap for the amount of meat.. more