This year we got started in turkeys. I wanted Bourbon Reds after doing research and found some local almost year old turkeys. The man had no purebred hens, only half BR half BS but that was close enough to start and he did have a nice BR tom. I brought them home and was hooked. Well I should have bought 2 Toms because we lost him to an infection I didn't catch (an injury under his wing that abscessed and went into his lung). So anyway I went and bought 6 BR poults at the end of April. I ended up with only one hen (bummer, since I want poults) But I now have 5 Toms. I don't know who to choose as our breeders. All seem to have friendly personalities, nice coloring. As a first time turkey owner who wants to set up a basic breeding group to keep us in the meat, I don't know what I should look for. I am not really looking to show them or sell poults too much, but I still believe I should follow basic guidelines and strive to produce quality birds. For the moment I have chosen the most social two toms. One is more submissive than the other and I hoped that would keep tension low but not leave me without a tom if something should happen. The others I want to pen up and feed up for dinner this fall. What do you look for in a MAN?