We have quite the barnyard going on here, with ducks, geese, chickens, and guineas. I am really wanting to try my hand at raising a few turkeys this spring! The problem is that I don't know which breed(s) to go with. I am wanting something that is calm and friendly, but I have heard that the commercial meat breeds grow so much that they can actually fall and break their own sternums (or develop leg problems) and are unsuitable for pets. I want my turkeys to live a good, long time. Flying, maternal instincts, noise, color... none of that really matters. We have no neighbors. I got Lakenvelder chickens and was extremely disappointed with how flighty and spazzy they are. I don't need a lap turkey but I don't want an 18 lb version turkey-point-oh of my Lakenvelders. LOL TIA!