Howdy! I have some Australorps, RIRs, and White Austras.(13 hens 2 1/2 roos) In the past we put 2 extra RIR roosters in the freezer (they were about 17 weeks) I didn't like the meat hardly at all! I know RIRs are known for being tough ect, And I know that Cornish xs are supposedly the kind you buy in the store, but you cant breed them to maintain your flock. Does there exist such a breed that is comparable in taste and texture as store bought chicken AND able to be bred to maintain a self sufficient flock? I just cant get around the idea of buying a batch of meat birds every time I wanted to fill the freezer.