Seems like you should be partial to Rhodebars!I'm partial to Brahmas myself. My chickens are entirely pets so that's going off of personality. They also lay well (when they're not broody.) I've had my girls for about 1.5 years now and all but one have gone broody and most have gone broody multiple times. They do lay well in the winter though. Mine started laying in December and laid all the way through. They're quite good foragers too
Is this your first batch of Brahmas? If so you MIGHT find that they won't lay this winter. The times I've gotten chicks in early June they all laid through their first winter, even the ones that aren't known to be "cold hardy". Only one has laid during the winter after their first adult molt, she's 2.5 years old now and I'll see if she plans to give her body a break this winter.
I've had 14 breeds starting in 2012 but don't have Brahmas though so they might be different.