Business: Churkey Day?

Mini-gobblers from Britain

As trumpeters wearing the ceremonial uniform of the Household Cavalry sounded a fanfare, waiters bearing silver platters of food strode into the opulent Lancaster Room of London's regal Savoy Hotel, long a favorite dining place of princes and Prime Ministers. What the 250 guests had gathered for, however, was not an affair of state but of the palate: a British firm was introducing the Churkey, a brand of bird that combines the delicate flavor of a chicken and the meatiness of a turkey.

Churkey is the creation of Buxted Poultry, Britain's largest marketer of table fowl. The company decided that...

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