|Turkeys in early morning light (Internet photo)
|Wild turkey in flight (Internet photo)
|A male Broad Breasted White - the most common
breed of domestic turkey (Internet photo)
The domestic turkey is a different bird entirely from a wild turkey. Hundreds of years of domestic breeding have resulted in these becoming beasts of the not-wild, which cannot fly, nor reach running speeds much more than a lumbering stagger, nor mate on their own - the males being too clumsy and over-sized. Hence, artificial insemination.
|Turkey (not pardoned)