So I went to Horaney's Today (One of my local chain ranch stores.) I had been wanting turkeys since I started raising chickens. Well Horaney's was the only store with turkeys and their prices are really good! $5 for 1. Anyways I bought 4. When I was looking at them I asked the guy if they were broad/double breasted he said he didn't know. He then asked his co-worker and the man replied no as well. The sign above them just said Bronze Turkeys so I thought I was in the same zone. I then asked them what hatchery they went through, they said ideal poultry. I then bought the 4 turkeys, and 4 ducklings (One being a crested mallard.) Anyway, I was on my way home thinking of names and was so excited. When I got home I set their cage up and showed them the food and water. I stayed in there a little longer making sure they understood and petting their heads.(They are REALLY nice!) I then went to my phone and began searching ideal poultry. It didn't take me long to realize my hopes wear just crushed! The little turkeys were in fact broad breasted. I was really upset. I started searching around looking at pictures and blogs about them. I was saddened by what I had seen. They only had a life span of 4-6 months happily (If you call waddling around, your leg crumbling beneath you and never being able to catch your breath.) and Keeping them as a pet is just wrong, just as wrong as creating a creature that was bred for mass production just for the gain of humans. I continued reading more on the subject. Reading where people had bought them thinking they were normal turkeys, and then being terrible wrong when their beloved gobbler couldn't walk at 8 months, and died from smothering to death at 9 months! I was sickened! That These poor animals are bred to live not even a year and their lives be miserable. And to top it all off When the bred was created the USDA liked so much they found a easy way to artificially inseminate them, because you know the tom is so big it can't even MATE NATURALLY!!! It Just makes me sooooo MAD! I am calling the store tomorrow and asking if they can refund them. I just can't raise them and eat them. If the store won't take them I will sell them online for the price I paid for. I feel bad that they will only live just to die. I understand we have to eat but I rather eat a smaller turkey and it have lived a HEALTHY,HAPPY life than struggling to breath and walk. I DO NOT MEAN TO OFFEND ANYONE BY THIS POST!! I am just ranting please do not get offended!!! I just find it rude to the animals!!! Please once again do NOT get OFFENDED!!!!