This breed is widely known as the Black Spanish Turkey but is also referred to as just Black or Norfolk Black. No matter what you call it, there is no denying this creatures beauty. It's adorned with glossy black feathers that emit a green sheen. Although it's extremely popular in Europe, the breed is considered "threatened" in North America according to the Livestock Conservancy. It was developed in Europe from turkeys imported by explorers, like Christopher Columbus. Early North American settlers introduced the breed to the northeastern hemisphere. Genetic lineage of the Bronze, Narragansett, and Slate turkeys can all be traced back to the Black Spanish variety.
Black Spanish are known for their meat production. They also have rapid growth rates and mature early, laying around 9 months of age.
Average market weight: Toms 23 lbs, Hens 14 lbs. Old Toms 33 lb Old Hens 18 lbs.
*Turkeys are sold as straight run only and will not be sexed.
For orders greater than 15, email us for availability and quantity discount price.
Black Spanish Turkey
Pickup date is the date the chicks are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 24 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 24 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
*Orders of 25 or more must be picked up on pickup date.
PICKING UP CHICKS
You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that the chicks have hatched and will be ready to go, along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen, but inventory is constantly changing.