I hear it's hard to do. I have 3 white turkeys and I plan in getting 2 bourbon red very soon. Very excitied as there rare in my area( I'll probably be the only one in my area) but any way they will be 8-9 months in May are bourbons smarter then white when it comes to mating. I plan to have 1 red tom and the rest hens. I have 13 chicken/hens so I plan on letting them hatch the eggs. Also I had a pare of turkeys 5 years ago and the tom always would cut the hen when trying to mate , he was never successful any tips would be appreciated.