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In America, the predominant Turkey breed is the American Bronze (aka Broadbreasted White), which was developed in the 1950s for size and weight. 99% of the Turkeys sold are Broadbreasted White. These domesticated birds are so awkward that they can't fly or run: they can't breed by themselves, and have to be artificially inseminated. Without man around to help, there wouldn't be a next generation of them. They are usually brought to market within 3 months of hatching, at an average weight of 27 pounds (12 kg.)

When first hatched, Turkeys are not fed for the first day or so, as they are still digesting yolk that is in their stomachs.
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White Cabbage
White Cabbages have firm, tightly-packed, solid heads of leaves.

They are not actually white; the leaves are very pale green with patches of white around the veins, though the outer leaves tend to be darker green than the ones inside which don't get the direct sunlight.

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