What do Heritage Chickens Look Like?
The better question is what does a heritage chicken TASTE
like? REAL chicken…but you may have forgotten what that is because the supermarket bird of choice is grown from chick to harvest in 37 days not the 126+ days it takes a heritage bird. You have to flavor store chicken with garlic, ginger or fry it in a salty breading in order to taste it. No, heritage birds are not gamey tasting just a rich, chicken flavor. These are Delawares originating in the state of Delaware in the 1940’s and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1952. The Delaware is a dual purpose chicken, layer of brown eggs and a rapid grower. In the 1980 and 1990 very few of these pure Delaware flocks still existed and just only in the last 15 years has this breed made a comeback. Find more info read Cackle Hatchery.