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Royal Palm

Royal Palm

The Royal Palm is a breed of domestic turkey. It is best known as an ornamental bird with a unique appearance, largely white with bands of metallic black. It lacks the size for large scale commercial use and is primarily kept as an exhibition bird. Along with the decline of most heritage turkey breeds after the adoption of the Broad Breasted White by the turkey industry, Royal Palms are an endangered breed today.

 

Acrylic on a paper bag (McDonald’s USA 1981), 31,5 x 15 cm, 2019, Private collection