What two pure breeds would be the best to cross for meat? I have leghorn, rhode island red and some other hens, what cockerel would be the best to produce birds with some meat on them that grow fairly fast? I was thinking of Rhode Island Red, if I find a big meaty one. Shamo or Aseel? They have a lot of breast meat but grow slowly, perhaps the crossbreed will grow faster? I don't remember ever seeing Plymouh Rock around our area, which is a shame... My other bets were Brahma or Cochin. Any suggestions?