anyone heard of.... S & G's 'heritage white' meat bird?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by City Chicken, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2012

    sounds like a cornish x with smaller breasts.
    anyone heard of these??
    the site says:

    The Heritage White chicken comes from the old White Plymouth Rock stock. Its sturdy frame and well balanced body makes it a great meat bird, not like the sluggish Cornish Cross with its giant breast. Our bird is bred to perform outside where it can earn its keep using a keen sense of awareness along with great foraging ability. If you want a bird that’s healthy, grows well with good feed conversion and usually reaches market weight around nine weeks, try our Heritage White.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  2. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered some back in August but unfortunately only one survived shipping. (USPS's fault, not S&G's.)

    I posted some notes on this thread: (Click to the second page, that's where most of the info is.)

    From my admittedly small sample size, they do *not* have a small breast. It was enormous! We got three servings from each side of the breast. *After* grilling, half the breast was over 1 lb (bone in). IMO it could have been processed at 7-8 weeks; at 9 (as recommended on their site) it was huge but there was a lot of internal fat.

  3. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Don't believe the marketing about the "Heritage White". They get enormous breasts, broken bones, are poor foragers, etc. Just like the Cornish X.

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