This partridge was a trial bird for my cat, to be mixed with the wild shot Scottish import from D'Atagnan. Wild bird meat is a visualy higher quality meat over farm raised due to natural diet versus farm fed. That being said, Fossil Farms "whole" is just that. Head and feet which is a bonus for me. Bird parts pay for the bird meat. D'Artagnan caters to a more upper-crust crowd, and their partrige lacks the head, wings, feet, and the leg bones are cut in half and splintered in their "oven ready" form. No parts to compensate the meat. D'Artagnan also does not offer free shipping. The shipping is therefor as much as the meat. Fossil Farms wins the trial. They also win in customer service and in shipping. Many thanks!