20 Facts: Get to Know Your Turkey!

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The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds
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Turkeys have a long, red, fleshy area called a snood that grows from the forehead over the bill.
Facts source: Illinois.edu
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Forty-five million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving!
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Turkeys do not see well at night
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In 2009, 250 million turkeys were expected to be raised in the United States
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Wild turkeys can run 20 miles per hour
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In 2006, Turkey was the # 4 protein choice for American consumers behind chicken, beef and pork
Facts source: Illinois.edu
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50 percent of U.S. consumers eat turkey at least once per week
50 percent of U.S. consumers eat turkey at least once per week
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Facts source:  Illinois.edu
The turkeys produced in 2007 together weighed 7.9 billion pounds and were valued at $3.7 billion
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Gobbling turkeys can be heard a mile away on a quiet day.
Gobbling turkeys can be heard a mile away on a quiet day.
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Henry VIII was the first English King to enjoy turkey and Edward VII made turkey eating fashionable at Christmas.
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A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat
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Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise
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A domesticated male turkey can reach a weight of 30 pounds within 18 weeks after hatching
Facts source: Illinois.edu
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Turkeys can see in color
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U.S. Today growers produce nearly one turkey for every person in the country
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Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly
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There were 8,436 turkey farms in the United States in 2002
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The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger
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Turkeys' heads change colors when they become excited
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