If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, the national bird of the United States would have been the wild turkey rather than the American Bald Eagle. This would have undoubtedly changed our Thanksgiving menu.
Hmmm, I wonder how bald eagle with cranberry stuffing and giblet gravy tastes ?
I wouldn't mind having fresh pheasant instead of turkey. I had pheasant many years ago in a restaurant in Philadelphia, but I've never seen it on a menu since.
I'd also like to try one of the so-called 'heritage' turkeys. They're supposed to be more juicy and flavorful - similar to the turkeys that the first settlers would have eaten - not at all like the mass produced butterballs.