Last year I tried the Cornish Rock Xs and I very much liked the meat I got! However, I am looking for a cheaper / healthier breed alternative. I have seen a lot of talk on this forum about the Colored Range Chicks or freedom rangers. Are they anything like the Xs as far as meat quality goes? toughness etc. Are they non-reproducible Hybrids or will they have same quality offspring? What is the best age/weight for butcher? Will they do good in tractors? Should roosting bars be provided? I am basically looking for the best birds I can get that grow slower and eat less bagged feed and more grass.