I've been raising meat chickens but I've never done both of these varieties in the same year so a side by side comparison wasn't an option. I decided that this year I would raise more meat birds so that I could share with family and friends and also sell some to help cover my costs. I also sold a lot of chicks the day that they arrived from the hatchery and I included the use of one of my chicken pluckers in the price if they bought at least 25 chicks. I ordered the Cornish x from Welp Hatchery and the Freedon Rangers from Freedom Ranger hatchery this year. Here are some interesting things that I discovered: I sold the Freedom Rangers chicks for $2.50 each and the Cornish x chicks for $2 each. It was much easier to sell the Freedom Rangers than the Cornish X. The people who bought the Freedom Ranger chicks had no "mystery deaths". A few of the people who bought the Cornish x chicks lost some for no obvious reason. People were willing to pay $1 more per pound for the Freedom Rangers and I received a lot more calls for the Freedom Rangers than for the Cornish x. (I'm guessing about 3 Freedom Ranger calls for every 1 Cornish x call) Out of the people who called for the Cornish x, every person that said that they would be there to pick one up showed up and pretty close to the time they said that they would. Approximately 20 percent of the people who said they were coming for Freedom Rangers didn't show up at all. Of the ones who did show up, about 1/3 of them were over an hour or more later than the time they said they would be there. Many (maybe 60%) of the people who came for Freedom Rangers wanted to see my setup and how they were raised. Only 1 of the people who came for Cornish x wanted to see my setup. The people who bought the Freedom Rangers, as a general rule, were "dirtier looking" and drove crappier cars than the Cornish x buyers. This became a joke with my wife and I. Every time she passes a piece of junk car now she always says "I know what kind of chicken they eat!" I felt that the Cornish x were better eating birds and looked nicer when dressed but I also felt that the Freedom Rangers weren't as nasty to raise. Of the friends and family I gave free chicken to, the ones I gave the Cornish x to said that it was the best chicken they ever had. The people I gave the Freedom Rangers to just didn't rave about it. (none of them knew or even cared what type of chickens they were) I took both types of chicken to a pot-luck and explained the differences between the birds to people. When I told people up front which birds were which, every one of them (8 people) said that they preferred the taste of the Freedom Rangers. When I let people taste the chicken before I explained the differences every one of them (7 people) said that the Cornish x tasted better. Thinking this was a fluke, I tried it again a month later at a club meeting. This time the results were very similar. Out of the 1st group (knew the difference up front), 5 felt that the Freedom Rangers tasted better and 1 said that the Cornish x tasted better. (Incidentally, the one who felt that the Cornish x tasted better has raised them in the past so there could be some bias there.) Out of the 2nd group (didn't know the difference), 5 out of 5 said that the Cornish x tasted better. I made more money on the Freedom Rangers and had an easier time raising and selling them so I'll be doing them again but I'll certainly do the Cornish x for me and my family. I tried the Kosher Kings before but I was unable to sell even one when I advertised them as Kosher Kings and had to market them as just plain meat chickens before anyone bought one. Any other similar, or different, experiences out there?