With trying to find breeding stock for a good meat bird is kind of hard when relying on shipped eggs. Without a pedigree like you have with rabbits with given weights and history it is kind of a shot in the dark what you will end up with. There is more than one post where someone was relying on birds to be a A&M and found they ended up with whites. A lot of egg sellers do not give average weights of parent birds or if they have line breed for generations. Grant you having eggs shipped and Incubated and gowned out is not the same investment in money and time as with other animals but it is still a investment you want to be satisfying. I now have eggs incubating that the seller was very honest about weights (5 to 6.5 oz. live weight) and understand it is just a starting point in working with the birds, and for eggs to eat you don’t need a large bird and is teaching me a lot. 1. Has anyone found a ebbay seller or someone else who has A&M’s that are A&M’s and not whites. 2. Is it true that A&M’s can revert back to a more wild bird without reintroducing strong lines back in to your flock? 3. Is someone better off just starting with common birds and developing their own stock from a large pool of birds or an established line from multiple breeders? Wondering where those of you who have large birds started to form your lines. Thanks..