Hi. I'm probably going to get meat birds this summer, and I want some opinions on what breeds to get. This is my first time trying to get chickens for anything but eggs. I was hoping to start out with 1-2 Cornish X, because my parents (who are unfortunantely still the bosses in this house) want to make sure I can go through with the killing part of it. Since I'm very sure I can do it, I was thinking that after that I would get more meat birds. Now, here's the question: what breed should I get? I would prefer a shorter time span between the time I get the chicks and the time I slaughter, so that means that more Cornish X would be best, but I have heard that they can sometimes not have as good a flavor as other breeds. Another option I thought of is just plain old Dark Cornish, but I'm not sure what the timeframe on those is. I've also heard that Rangers have excellent flavor, but it can take up to 13 weeks or so for them to reach slaughtering size, and that they can be fairly small. So, any suggestions?