The Black Spanish is considered a rare breed of turkey, a heritage turkey and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874. This breed can be traced back to when explorers in the 1500's carried this Mexican turkey to Europe and then later carried it back to the Americas. They are also one of the naturally reproducing breeds of turkeys.
Note: As poults they will have lighter feathering but will change to a iridescent solid black at around 8-9 months.
I got my first Spanish as a birthday gift. My mom had got it with a bunch of chicks from the store in Lebanon. I knew it was different and special the moment I saw its little penguin looking face. I eventually learned it was a turkey and that it was a Spanish female. I watched a few Youtube videos to learn how to spot a male and went back to get her a mate. I now have two of the most beautiful turkeys I have ever seen. I walk out my door and im always amazed at how sweet, funny and beautiful these birds are. Definitely was happy with my first two turkeys. I plan on getting more. (Posted on 6/4/2018)
Nice, healthy chicks Review by Melvin
Our poults arrived earlier than expected, which was a nice surprise. They all made it safely and thank you for the extra chick. They were a little wobbly but perked up quiclkly with some warm sugar water. They are all healthy and doing well. Thank you! (Posted on 5/4/2017)
Nice poults Review by Larry
I picked up my order of Black Spanish from the post office yesterday morning. I opened the box and was happy to see that all of the birds made it during shipping and were spry and alert. The extra birds was a nice bonus. This was my first order with Cackle Hatchery and won't be my last. Thanks folks. (Posted on 5/4/2017)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Rhonda, Montana May 2013
The chicks, turkeys and duckling arrived in great shape as usual. I continue to be impressed with the quality and care given us by Cackle Hatchery. This year we couldn't decide what we wanted. The Hatchery Surprise exceeded our expectations. You truly are a great company and it is a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks again (Posted on 11/27/2015)