Have you ever considered the humble turkey as
your next backyard pal?
Lyndsey Sumpton from the Australian Heritage Turkey Society said the
fowls were keen to make friends and were just like having an "ugly
She wants more people to take an interest in heritage breeds and fears
the bloodline is dying out because of a focus on breeding big birds for meat
"A lot of the heritage turkeys
have been put to the side because they can't compete with the rapid growth and
the size of the carcases that you get from broad-breasted commercial
varieties," she told Margot Kelly on ABC Radio Hobart.
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(ABC NEWS: 03/11/18)