Harvey Speckled

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A speckled turkey developed in the late 20th century by Mr D C Harvey of Cornwall England.  Initially bred as a light commercial bird.  Standard passed by the Poultry Club of Great Britain in March 2016.


Standards

Origin:
England
Classification:
Light    
Stag Adult:
10kg to 12.7kg / 22lb to 28lb
Stag Young:
7.25kg to 10kg / 16lb to 23lb
Hen Adult:
5.4kg to 8.1kg / 12lb to 18lb
Hen Young:
3.6kg to 6.3kg / 8lb to 14lb
Head:
Red, changeble to bluish white.
Beak:
Light Horn.
Eyes:
Iris - dark hazel, pupil - black.
Throat & Wattle:
Red, changeable to bluish white.
Neck:
Creamy white with intermingling speckles.
Back:
N/A
Tail:
Creamy white.
Wings:
Flights and Secondaries: Creamy white.
Breast:
N/A
Body and Fluff:
Fluff: creamy white everywhere with some light cinnamon stippling.
Legs and Feet:
Salmon pink with a touch of horn, ageing to predominantly horn.
Undercolour or all Sections:
Undercolour: creamy white everywhere with some light cinnamon stippling.
Colour Female:
As for male but often less heavily speckled.
Defects:
Colour other than cinnamon. Speckles running into each other, areas of solid colour or barring of solid colour.
Day-old Poult:
Creamy white with darker mark on back of head.
Plumage in both sexes:
N/A
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