Rhode Island Reds are one of our most popular brown egg layers. They are very much dual propose and can survive in most any environment. People say the roosters of this variety are aggressive; however, we have not noticed the aggression in any flock we have ever bred. Of course, the aggression does depend on the environment they are in. We are not saying your rooster(s) may not be aggressive.
Rhode Island Red hens will lay 200+ brown eggs per year.