I have a pair of bourbon reds, about one year old. They're probably related as I bought them from the same breeder. I had intended on raising both for T-day dinner last fall but when I found out that they were a pair, I got greedy and hung onto them, hatching their eggs this spring. I've got 8 healthy poults in the brooder. But dad's gotten really big and mean...attacks if you look at him wrong. I never go into the pen without a rake to keep him at a distance but I'm worried about the kids and anyone who might happen upon him when he jumps the fence (which he does now and again). Is there such a thing as a well-behaved tom? This guy will be going to the freezer soon but if I want turkey dinner in years to come, do I keep a tom from his offspring for the original hen? Or is that too much inbreeding? Should I buy an unrelated tom? Start over with a completely new pair? What's the smartest way to keep turkeys in our freezer year after year and keeping the genetics relatively healthy? I feel like there's a strategy to this that I'm not aware of.