I'm a newbie and have 6 RIR's and 6 BR's day olds coming in mid October. Right now I'm interested in eggs but, in time, I'd like to raise some for the freezer. A couple of questions....do the hens and the roos taste the same? is one tougher than the other? Which of the two breeds is better eating (we like dark meat if we have our druthers)?Is there a breed that's significantly better tasting or better suited for table fare than my 2 breeds? Can the older hens be eaten after they're too old to lay?