I need to come up with a couple good dual purpose breeds for my project. I have sold hens before to local families both as laying hens and those I'm sure went to the families' dinner table. Chickens are more of a hobby to me rather than a job, I've just occasionally made a few dollars selling the extra birds. I kind of want to adapt the hobby into my business project and before I do that I needed quick advice about breeds. What I'm looking for is a good dual purpose breed that has meaty birds but nothing like a Jersey giant because of their slow growth rate. I want to be able to sell it as a laying hen or a hen that is to be eaten. I am looking for 2-4 different breeds and I'm open to suggestions. I've asked a similar question in the past so sorry if you've read that and feel I'm repeating myself. I have heard speckled sussex used to be bred as a meat bird before the days of the broiler and I was just looking for birds like that. Thanks in advance.