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The red or pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey is called 'caruncle'.

The bright red appendage on the neck of the turkey is called 'wattle'.
The black lock of hair found on the chest of the male turkey is called 'beard'.

Frozen, fully stuffed turkeys, ready to cook, were introduced in 1955.
Long before the Europeans came to America it were the Aztecs who used to domesticate turkeys to use them as food. They also used turkeys for religious sacrifices and their feathers for decoration.

The turkey was considered a sacrificial bird in Mexico.
Turkey is the state game bird of Alabama.

The Wild Turkey is the official state bird of Oklahoma.

The Wild Turkey was designated the state game bird of Massachusetts on December 23, 1991.
Turkey eggs are tan with brown specks.

Domesticated turkey hens that are artificially inseminated, lay around 80 to 100 eggs during a 25 week laying cycle and each egg takes 28 days to hatch.
The typical 15-pound turkey is seventy…


The Thanksgiving proclamations are the declarations made by the various authorities in regard of the Thanksgiving Day celebrations. It is believed that first Thanksgiving Day celebrations were held in 1621. But later it seemed to be a difficult task for the authorities to decide a perfect day for the Thanksgiving Day celebrations. So in different years the presidents of the United States issued Thanksgiving proclamations and came up with new dates for the Thanksgiving Day.

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation (1676)

   "The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Warr with the Heathen Natives of this land, written and brought to pass bitter things against  his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgements he hath remembered mercy, having remembered his Footstool in the day of his sore displeasure against us for our sins, with many singular Intimations of hi…