Barbezieux hatching eggs. Recognized by the Gault et Millau (France’s most respected guide to dining) in 2001 as one of the best tasting chickens in all of France. This beautiful bird continues to excite gastronomes that are lucky enough to enjoy it. The Barbezieux was nearly extinct at the turn of the 20th century. Thankfully, a few dedicated French farmer saved this top-shelf table bird. Often preferred to the Bresse, the Barbezieux is the quintessential roasting bird. Yes, it’s that good!