I have 2 broad breasted bronze turkeys I purchased st. run from the local feed store. They are about 4 months old and doing well. I THINK I have a tom and a hen. One is larger than the other and has a longer snood and gets far redder in the neck. If I do have a hen, do they lay eggs? If so, by about what age? I had gotten them for meat, but I'm getting rather fond of Drumstick, the smaller one. It follows me around everywhere and comes when I call. How long can this breed live? I've heard that you can't keep this breed as a pet because they get so big their legs can't support their own weight. Is this true? Also, at about what age do you cull this breed? My husband is eagerly awaiting Thanksgiving and a home-grown turkey.