I am finishing up with the Dixies. And I think I'll do the Cornish next time. The Dixie roosters seem to be a decent size, but the pullets are not even close to being ready at all. I let the the roosters and pullets go to 15 weeks. They were not ready at 12 weeks. I freely fed them a 24% protein feed (locally mixed). So now I have the pullets for sale and the roos will head for the freezer. We did butcher one roo and he was pretty yummy, though! I did hear mention that the pullets do make a fine egg layer. So I am keeping two for myself and selling the other five. They are beautiful birds, too. Almost a shame to butcher the roos because of how pretty they are. Again, next year I'm doing the Cornish cross. Hopefully, I'll have a little heavier bird -- I know I will.