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Norfolk Black

Norfolk Black

The Norfolk Black, also known as the Black Spanish or Black Turkey, is a British breed of domestic turkey.  In the seventeenth or eighteenth century, early colonists travelling to the New World took black-coloured turkeys with them. They remained a commercially farmed variety in the U.S until the early 20th century, but fell out of favour after the development of the Broad Breasted Bronze and Broad Breasted White. The Norfolk Black turkeys have a lustrous, metallic black plumage with a blue/greenish sheen on top and a dull black undercolour.

 

Acrylic on a paper bag (McDonald's USA 1986), 34,5 x 18 cm, 2021