Black turkeys are one of the oldest varieties of turkeys, admitted to the APA Standard in 1874. Genotype is BB. All feathers should be black although a slight tinge of bronze in the back and tail is acceptable. Some people refer to them as "Norfolk Black" or "Spanish Black" but our standard refers to them merely as "Black" with no other distinction. Barring in the wings indicates a bronze gene is present, called Barred Black, genotype Bb. I am not offering pure Black turkeys for 2017. I am crossing the hen pictured above with a Standard Bronze to improve the temperament and size of my Blacks. These offspring may be bred together, resulting in 25% Black, 25% Bronze, and 50% Barred Black. Contact me if you are interested in Barred Blacks.