In our own flock, we've designated the brahma's for the stew pot without promoting the line. Going back to the tried and true rhode island reds from a hatchery we trust. They're coming along nicely. But the article you present started me investigating some things, and the rhode island rooster, a strong bird with a lot of attitude that's hard on predators, crossed with the barred plymouth rock hen might be a good way to go. We'll be considering that.