I'm sorry that this is probably a very frequently asked question but after searching around I cannot find a simple answer. Perhaps there isn't one. ;-) I want to raise meat birds this year, and I'm torn as to whether to go with Cornish Cross or a heritage breed. I've been reading that Heritage breeds don't taste like "normal" chicken (i.e. the mild flavoured meat we north americans are used to) but as I find chicken rather bland in the first place I'm thinking that shouldn't be a problem. And I'm okay with waiting longer to harvest. Thing is, I can't seem to find info on the best heritage meat birds. Does anybody here raise them, and if so what breed do you recommend? I'm thinking I may get half Cornish Cross and half heritage so I can do the experiment myself. But would love to know what heritage breed to get. Also, if anybody could recommend where to get such heritage chicks (I'm in Canada) that would be a bonus. TIA!