These birds have been developed to be pasture grown! Hardy birds, excellent foragers! The breeding stock is imported from the regions of Burgundy and Brittany (France). The genetic stock is derived from the American and European old heritage breeds of chicken and was developed in the early 1960’s to meet the highest standards of the French "Label Rouge" Free Range program. Currently, the Freedom Ranger genetic stock is used by most non-factory farm production models (alternative) all across Europe and also by small pastured poultry producers in search of a traditionally raised farm chicken - just like the heritage breeds, healthy and with a succulent flavor and texture. Since these Freedom Rangers are a slightly slower growing hybrid than the typical white Cornish X, they are naturally better suited to the higher welfare and all true natural rearing systems (full pasturing, free range, organic, certified, backyard etc.…). The Freedom Rangers are unsexed (males and females). Process at 9 to 11 weeks!