Definitely don't want "pets". I'm not a big fan of birds, except as dinner, although I did become unexpectedly attached to my Pekins. I also just don't have a place to keep them overwinter, since I couldn't keep them with the chickens. The actual chicken coop I have is old, could be made secure, but definitely not winter-proof. I was going to buy the Bronze from Sunnyside Hatchery.
The Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys are similar in size and confirmation to the Broad Breasted White turkeys. The Bronze are especially beautiful to behold with their large colorful wing span.
About the White
Commercial turkeys raised today are the large Broad Breasted White variety. Females can be expected to weigh 16-18 pounds in 14-16 weeks and Toms 30 pounds in 18-20 weeks.
If I got them end of the month, I would be able to raise/slaughter by October.