I have a question for any experienced meat chicken enthusiasts.
I am jumping into my first foray of raising meat chickens and I have narrowed my breed possibilities down to a few sustainable heritage breeds which I plan to try out.
The question I have is:
Is there a heritage equivalent to a "cornish game hen?" I understand that a cornish game hen is just a young pullet hybrid bred to be slaughtered at an early age/lighter weight. But is there a single serving heritage bird out there or is this sort of a pipe dream? Would a bantam version of a heritage bird serve this purpose? I don't see how you could slaughter a slow to mature breed earlier and have the result be a tasty meaty bird but maybe I am missing something about how the cornish pullets are raised.
Any help would be appreciated.