Human nature series

Broad Breasted Bronze

Broad Breasted Bronze

The Bronze is a breed of domestic turkey. The name refers to its plumage, which bears an iridescent bronze sheen, which is highlighted by shades of copper and blue-green. The Bronze has been the most popular turkey throughout most of American history. Bronze turkeys are the product of crossing domestic turkeys brought from England with wild turkeys. These matings produced a bird that was larger and more robust than the European turkeys, and tamer than the wild turkey. Due to their size, they have lost the ability to mate naturally, and Broad Breasted Bronzes in existence today are maintained entirely by artificial insemination.

 

Acrylic on a paper bag (McDonald's USA 1986), 31,5 x 15,5 cm, 2017,

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