We started with 30, after some attrition we have 25 that are approaching roasting pot size. We plan on carrying 15 through the winter and hopefully self-propagating some replacements to get back up to the 30 range next spring. Our flock is about 50/50 barred rocks and Wyandottes. The rocks are larger. Mostly interested in egg-laying hardy birds. It gets REALLY cold here. The extra roosters will definately go under the knife, but we will also need to butch about 5 hens. Is there any difference for table fare between these breeds? Which suit our purposes better to keep? How do crosses between these 2 breeds turn out?