Thank you for the guesstimates.. I like the look of the Narri's too, but of course there is more to raising them than looks so..I lose..haha, We really do not want to 'over-winter' turkeys, at least not for our first attempt. So...will probably be the BB's...unless something else presents itself.
I think turkeys are much cold hardier than chickens, and we know chickens are tough too. I can't believe how active they are on the most bitter cold days. They seem oblivious to the wind, whereas the chickens stay in sheltered areas. Maybe they just don't know they should get out of the wind, but they look very happy walking around on the frozen ground and talking to us whenever they see us.
My only caution about turkeys is that they are so friendly and personable you may not be able to eat them after all. I can't imagine killing the ones we have. We had some free range ones and one day 2 were killed by a truck. We butchered and ate them and it still seemed very sad. I can't imagine killing one intentionally. I kill roosters all the time, I probably dispatched hundreds when I was a teen and can do it easily now, but I can't see myself ever killing a turkey.
That is the reason the president pardons a turkey.