I have managed to get my mom interested in having a flock of chickens at the ranch for eggs and meat. We have raised meat birds for the last 3 years and she knows that no "dual purpose" bird is going to come near to being what a Cornish cross is. I know we have discussed the topic before about dual purpose birds but I can't seem to find the information I am looking for. I thought I would get her about 15-20 birds. Mostly Barred Rocks with a few Orpingtons thrown in and put a Cornish rooster with them. Do you think that this cross would make a good meat bird as well as egg factory?