bird dog
n. A hot dog made from bird meat.

Example Citations:
In a frankly fun taste-test of hot dogs, our panel threw out Boar’s Head Natural Casing Wieners, citing a greasy flavor and an odd aftertaste.

The top dog award went to Publix store brand. These Jumbo Beef Franks won by a nose. A bird dog was right behind: Gwaltney Great Dogs Chicken Franks were finger-lickin’ good, our panelists said.
—Jan Norris, “You are the weakest link!,” Palm Beach Post, June 28, 2001

Many emu farmers see their future in attractively packaged emu oil moisturizers and massage oils, and in meat sticks, sausage and “bird dogs.”
—Marcella Bombardieri, “Emu Farmers Hold Hope For Future Of Industry,” The Washington Post, August 9, 1999

Earliest Citation:
But there is only so much sausage you can stuff. So in 1963 Cornell professor fessor Robert C. Baker started pressing the meat together with the choicer meat of the drumsticks, thighs and breasts into hot-dog shapes and test-marketed them as Bird Dogs. Voila! Processed chicken was born.
—Paul B. Brown, “Food processors,” Forbes, January 4, 1982

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