I've never eaten any of my birds (pets), but I have a family who comes and buys all my chicks because he says they grow so big. My rooster is a Brahma and he is really huge.
And, Brahmas are the sweetest chickens ever! Beau is the best
rooster! Never even gives us a funny look. My DH picks him up to show the renters (https://www.facebook.com/BearRidgeLodge/ ) here and he can say, "Beau, do you love me?" and this rooster will lay his head on my husbands chest!
I have a brahma cross roo. he is handsome, cute, my dear pet but totally useless. when a dog attacked one of my hens he took care of his pretty butt only. if my avatar roo had been around I wouldn't have lost my pretty hen. I have 2 brahma hens and I must admit they are sweethearts.