I started with Rhode Island Reds because my initial research said they were a good "multi-purpose" bird. I bought 1 rooster and 5 hens which grew into 2 roosters and 4 hens. So I ate the OLD rooster and kept the young one (a mistake I won't make again.) Now I'm ready to expand. I would like to raise some for the express purpose of eating them. I'd like to avoid chickens that are bred for rapid growth because I don't want to deal with leg problems, over feeding worries and such. I know it's what I've been buying in the stores for years but now that I've seen how they're raised it just doesn't seem natural. I'm not passing a moral judgement here either. I can free range my chickens but I'm not trying to feed a hundred million people. So here's my question. Have any of you tried several different breeds? Did you notice a difference in taste? If so, what breed tastes best?