The name of the Royal Palm Turkey says it all. This bird is the most beautiful of all the turkey breeds and was bred primarily for ornamental puposes. This bird is of medium statue with a distinctive offset black and white flecking occurried occassionally in mixed variety flocks. However, Mr. Enos Carson of Florida began breeding to stabilize the color in this bird around the 1920's. When the tom (male) displays his tail, the banded black and white markings are breathtaking. This bird is a great choice for backyard breeders because they are docile, make great foragers, and have a small carcuss for a small family meal.