The domestic turkey is a large poultry used in human food, mainly for its meat, and much less for its eggs. It was introduced like domestic bird in almost all the world. The highest demand for turkey meat occurs in Spanish-speaking countries by the date of Christmas, while in English-speaking countries for thanks giving.
The domestic turkey is the result of prolonged interaction in conjunction with artificial selection by the human being for 2000 years. The process of domestication took place around the beginning of the first millennium of our era, and was the work of the indigenous peoples of the central regions of Mexico.