Norfolk Black Turkey

The Norfolk Black Turkey is a traditional Christmas breed.

  • The Norfolk Black has jet black feathers and white flesh.
  • The beak and feet of this bird are also black.
  • This breed has a smaller breast.
  • Norfolk Blacks are slow growing birds and take longer to mature than other breeds of turkey.
  • A good choice as a free range turkey.
  • A curious and mischevious bird.
  • The Norfolk Black has a friendly nature.
  • The meat has a strong, gamey flavour.
  • Norfolk Black turkeys originate from Mexico and came to Europe in the 1500s.

A useful book for a turkey keeper is Turkeys At Home By Michael Roberts £9.00

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