Turkey Crossed With Chicken to Get Tasty Meat Fowl (Mar, 1932)
Turkey Crossed With Chicken to Get Tasty Meat Fowl
WHAT would you call the strange fowl in the photo at the right—a turken or a chickey? Either would be correct, for The thing is a cross between a turkey and a chicken.
With a view toward providing a new bird for table use, the Rev. Castor Ordonez, head of the department of biology at De Paul University, Chicago, bred a white Austrian Turkey with a Rhode Island Red hen and the turken—or chickey —was what happened.
The meat of the hybrid fowl is tastier than that of either of its parents and it yields two to three times as much edible flesh as a chicken. Father Ordonez is attempting to perpetuate the species.