Well this past winter we did our first round of cornish cross. Loved the meat not the birds. At Christmas we hatched out a mixture or birds. Ended up with 5 roosters. We killed 4 of them last weekend. Smaller than any cross but tasty none the less and a lot easier to raise. I have a hen that has been broody forever (well 3 weeks) I decided to let her have some of my largest girls eggs that look like they had been fertilized. I hoping she stays on the nest and hatches me out some dual purpose meat birds. I know they won't be as large as the CX's but the roosters we just killed were tastier to me then the CX's and was easier to raise. I hope the rooster doing the deed was either the Black Copper Maran or the Barnvelder. It will be disappointing if it was one of the Americauna's. I'm excited if these hatch these will be the first "all from my farm" meat birds. Even the one's we just killed were eggs from someone else. This is day 1 and broody is still on. . .