Its excellent reputation as a culinary ambassador is only one side of the equation. The other side is comprised of the benefits it brings to the local farming community. As a natural breed, the Sulmtaler chicken is resistant against all the rigours of nature. It rides out every kind of weather, finds its own feed and prefers as its habitat the great outdoors, amid fruit trees, fields and woods. It adjusts to seasons and different circumstances and hence is of consummate value to the multitude of little farms in Southern Styria, which, owing to their extreme situations of being located on slopes, are hardly profitable and rather difficult to farm. It is mainly these small farms, though, that are a part of a unique cultural landscape and make up the special flair of southern Styria. By dint of its creation of high value as a chicken with twofold use, the Sulmtaler contributes to the preservation of this exemplary landscape. A paradise without parallel as far as nature, atmosphere, temperament and cuisine go.