I plan on starting up my incubator next weekend and have 2 dozen eggs to put in it. So that means I have room for another dozen and I would like to try a dual purpose bird so the unwanted boys will be acceptable for eating. I have narrowed down my choices to either Australorps or Cochins as I have access to fertile eggs of both breeds. So which breed would be better? I have heard that Australorps are popular, a good meat bird and good layers too, where as Cochins aren't as popular and dont lay was well but mature into an excellent table bird. I plan on selling what ever hatches and will keep and eat whatever boys are left. Anyone have any opinions on this?