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NORFOLK BLACK

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  Great Britain

CATEGORY:  Turkey

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Medium

 

 

702

 

Old Turkey Tom

42

9kg to 14kg

 

F – G

Old Turkey Hen

44

6kg to 10kg

 

E – F

Young Turkey Stag

46

5kg to 8kg

 

F – G

Young Turkey Hen

48

3kg to 6kg

 

E – F

 

The original turkey importations into Great Britain were darks and, no doubt, the first variety to be developed was the Norfolk Black in the country from which it derived its name.  Specimens were shipped to America and the breed may well be claimed as the first of the domestic varieties of turkey.

 

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