Miss Chicken wrote:
Is the emu a well-known bird out of Australia?
Extremely well known here in the USA. Until the emu market crashed, there were emu farms EVERYWHERE.
There are still emu farms. It's a niche market. You can buy bottles of emu oil (supposed to be good for skin conditions), and you can buy emu burgers and emu steaks at specialty restaurants.
A supermarket in my area sells emu meat alongside beef in the meat department.