We (my wife and I) like the hind quarters of chickens. We raised 2 batches of Cornish crosses this summer. One batch is at freezer camp the other will be sailing around Columbus day. They are great birds, they grow fast, even though I purposely slowed down my second group. BUT they have one problem, there breasts! When we bought chicken in the supermarket we would each eat half a breast, just because we do not waste any meat. We actually buy legs/thighs/quarters or wings most of the time. Now that we are raising our own food that is not an option. Even though we do give our kids breasts for their families when they come here. SO that outlines my problem, now I need help on a solution. What breed gives me the largest thighs and legs? I would still like relatively fast growing. I am working on crossing some of my own with CX's but It would go faster to rely on the expertise people here have developed. Someone the other day mentioned Marans, I know nothing about the breed, but will be looking at them for the spring....All I can do is dream of another spring and summer as winter is soon on us here. Thanks for your suggestions.. If it matters, I am not a purist crossbreeds are fine with me.