I would like to start a flock of dual purpose sex linked birds. I was thinking of getting a black or red ranger type meatie and a large egg laying breed. I know there is tons of good info here but cant seem to find it now. I would like to keep the females for laying and use the boys for meat. I very much like Brahmas but wonder if there is a better choice than that and what others are using that is produsing easy to sex chicks that fill in nicely for processing. has anyone kept their rangers for breeding? I know the cornish x are hard to keep alive till maturity but was thinking if the feed was monitored and the birds free ranged a lot that I could keep the rangers alive long enough to produce offspring. If size and egg laying and compleatly different colored chicks (females and males need to be very easy to sex not just slight color differences but compleatly different colors as day olds) is my goal what breeds would you suggest.