The Royal Palm turkey is more of an ornamental type turkey than a meat turkey. In America, the color pattern of the Royal Palm was first found in a mixed flock of Black, Bronze, Narragansett and Wild turkeys. The black and white pattern makes the Royal Palm turkeys appear striking. The toms of this breed weigh 18 to 20 pounds and the hens 10 to 14 pounds. They are good egg layers and have a tendency to go broody quickly.
The PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Turkey Feeder is maintenance free, weather resistant and very efficient for keeping your turkey feed with little waste and even less attention. Either the 3/4 inch or the 1 inch regulator disc can be used to feed corn. Pellets and crumble can be given using the 1/2 inch regulator disc from the PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Turkey Feeder.
The Royal Palms are white with sharply contrasting metallic black edges on the feathers. The tail is white with each feather having a band of black and an edge of white. The wings and coverts are white as well with black edging on each feather. They have deep pink shanks and toes, light brown eyes and black beards. The heads, throats and wattles are red to bluish white and a light horn beak. It is considered as a small-sized turkey.
The European variety of the Royal Palms is called the Pied, Crollwitz, or Black-laced White. The Royal Palm was recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1970's. More than being a commercial variety, the Royal Palms are suitable to be used as meat for a home on small farms and for its ability to control insects and pests. Their diet consists of avian pellets, cucumbers, kale, squash, corn on the cob and mealworms.