im getting some of these (for a 4-h project) from a contractor/grower that raises these chicks. they are a larger broiler type bird. from what i understand, they dont live very long (MAYBE 5 yrs.). This grower raises the chicks for 50 days then they are shipped off to the processing plant . at 7 weeks, they average 10-12 lbs. they do not feather up quickly.they are fed a strict diet (formulated be the farm) to promote growth and health. they do not really have a breed name but rather a number but i dont know the number at this time. does anybody else know anything about these chickens?. ive done searches but nothing really comes up. i would guess theyre not much different than normal broiler chicks except needing more room quicker. the lady i am getting them from said they owned a roo for 3 yrs. HE WEIGHED 25 LBS! they said he was a total sweetheart until you turned your back. they he'd attack. no need for a pitt-bull or dobie here!