The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

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Thus, the cattle we raise for meat and dairy are sometimes called Bos taurus while the extinct wild form is always called Bos primigenius. Long before that time Mexican domesticated Turkeys had been adopted by Native Americans in the American Southwest as well. The chance that this was a real Turkey are not great, and the chance that Columbus actually brought breeding stock from Honduras to Spain is not great, so maybe, maybe not.