Hello all! This is my first time posting in the BYC forum, but I've perused it a lot seeking answers (and generally finding them). My partner and I recently purchased a small farm, and one of the value-added sidelines we're looking at is chickens. We've had a small group of laying hens before, and last spring raised 24 Cornish crosses, which--to us--turned out fantastic. Now, after some research and streamlining, I'd like to have more of a heritage-type meat bird to raise and sell, especially because they will be pasture-raised, and I'd like opinions and info on breeds and breeders. I'm willing to have a little extra outlay at the beginning to have a superior bird, and the same with the egg-layers. I've considered Whitmore Farms and their Delawares as a dual-breed, and then another...S&J? S&G? I don't have my notes with me, but they raise Golden Comets, which looked interested. Anyway, any and all input is helpful. I'm kind of hoping to find breeders through BYC that could advise and supply me. Thank you!