Black turkey: pavo

Thought this was probably a turkey as had never seen one before, and yes, it is a black turkey.   Turkeys come in all colours – who knew?  Known as ‘Black Spanish’ (or ‘Norfolk Black’ in England) they were brought to Spain from Mexico in the 16th century and are considered a heritage breed with supposedly superior taste.  They’re big.  I was very happy to be on the other side of the fence.

black turkey