Although it has recently been selected in Lombardia, the Nero d’Italia comes from a common breed of black turkeys from northern Italy, probably originated from the ancient French Noir de Sologne.
- Male: 4-6 kg
- Female: 2,5-3,5 kg
Small size: these animals have quite short tarsus, from dark red to violet, to intense black.
They have a black plumage and white skin.
Male and female of Nero d'Italia (photo www.agraria.org)