What is Turkey?
The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, native to North America. There are two extant turkey species: the wild turkey of eastern and central North America and the ocellated turkey of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
Do they sell turkey in South Africa?
If you go turkey hunting, you’ll find that most major retailers stock the large bird. The statistics show South Africa imported 27 222kg of turkey, both as whole birds and in pieces, in the past year.
Is turkey a chicken?
Turkeys and chickens are not the same things, but they are related. They share the same kingdom, phylum, class, and order. Turkeys belong to the subfamily Phasianidae and the genus Meleagris. Chickens belong to the Phasianinae subfamily and the Gallus genus, so they’re entirely different.
How much does a live turkey cost?
They also list the price of heritage breed turkeys at $6.99 per pound. These birds would be smaller, more like 12-14 pounds processed.
$90 to purchase finished turkeys.
|WEIGHT OF PROCESSED TURKEY||TOTAL COST|
|20 pounds Broad Breasted Turkey (about 25 pounds live)||$90|