We raise Blue Slates and they are indeed the sweetest turkey you will ever meet. Ours do not have a mean bone in them. They are also on the endangered list. We have a 3 year old daughter and they do not bother her either. They are curious, sweet, quiet and really personable. They are also excellent broodies and VERY good mothers. Ours free range on 5 acres and are very good foragers as well. We sell poults and hatching eggs if youare close to NE MS,, stop by and check them out.