Title says it all I guess! I am in the process of purchasing some eggs for the purpose of keeping/selling the hens and eating the boys. In terms of fastest growth and best meat, which do you guys recommend? The Marans would be cuckoo marans, or possibly a mix of cuckoo and BCM down the line. I'm so interested in what everyone thinks, which breed I should go for? I am almost leaning towards Marans seeing the size of my BCM roo and my love of the dark eggs. My roo is a year old though and I did not raise him, so I don't really know how fast they get big. Ideally I would be looking to slaughter around 3-5 months of age. We have two RIR x EE roos that are almost 4 months old and ready to be eaten. buying an axe and doing the job this weekend. They are a fair size, should be decent eating. Wish I could do a poll! What do y'all think? My choices are Australorp, Barred Rock, Jersey Giants or Marans.