I have chickens, ducks, geese and then last spring i thought i would buy two turkeys whilst in the farm shop. The man said, black or white........."ermmmm one of each thanks" came my reply. Knowing nothing about turkeys it didn´t even enter my brain that they would be different breeds etc. So Christmas came and went and i didn´t kill them because amazingly we had a male and a female......What luck i thought !! we could breed them this Spring. Well to cut a long story short i had a big white male was what the Spanish call a fattening turkey. They grow really quickly for farm production meat and a black female . So two totally different breeds. haha This last week he has been trying to mount his lovely lady but being so big he was ripping her back quite badly. Also he wanted to mount the geese and ducks too. Looking on line and asking locals it turns out that they can´t reproduce on their own and farmers have to collect seman and artificially inseminate the hens. Cound´t really see myself doing that. haha. So this morning i asked a Spanish friend to come along and help me. My Husband doesn´t like it so its usually left to me but being so big i needed help. it took 2 hours to kill and clean and a further 3 hours for me to chop wash and freeze. It weighted in at a WHOPPING 30 kilos. I have a feeling that we might be eating a lot of turkey over the next month. I will buy turkeys again but i will kill them a lot earlier, this male was 9 months. Also as i still have the female i might try and get another black but hope its a male for her.