Cornish Cross vs. Freedom Ranger revisited

   Just a quick update on our chicken breed experiment.  Generally, the Freedom Rangers were much smaller birds than the Cornish Cross.  Although raised under the same conditions and given the same feed, the Freedom Rangers provided substantially less meat.  However, during a side-by-side taste comparison, the Rangers took the prize with a noticeably more rich flavor.   (Pablo noted the white meat of the Ranger tasted more like the dark meat of a standard chicken. )  I would suggest that in addition to the taste, there is also value in raising birds that are closer to the wild type and not solely selected for rapid growth.