Polish

Average User Rating:
4.17213/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb:
    V-Shaped
    Broodiness:
    Seldom
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size:
    Medium
    Egg Color:
    White
    Breed Temperament:
    Flighty,Noisy,Shy
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    White Crested : Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Choc.
    Solid : Black, Blue, White, Cuckoo
    Laced : Silver, Golden, Buff
    Other : Tolbunt, Crele
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    Little is known about the history of the Polish breed. At this time, there is no evidence that proves that they even came from Poland! The oldest record of the breed is a statue located in Vatican City that greatly resembles a Polish Chicken. The breed as a whole has a mysterious history, but because of their beauty, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular breeds in the world.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Comb: V-Shaped
    Broodiness: Seldom
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size: Medium
    Egg Color: White

    Breed Temperament:
    Flighty,Noisy,Shy

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    White Crested : Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Choc. Solid : Black, Blue, White, Cuckoo Laced : Silver, Golden, Buff Other : Tolbunt, Crele
    Breed Details:
    Along with the vibrant color array that the breed already has, Breeders are constantly making new colors, such as the Black Crested White Polish and Red Crested Red Polish. Frizzled polish are becoming more popular as well, and there are even a few breeders working on Naked Neck (NN) Polish, and NN Frizzled Polish. I have 7 colors of polish and greatly enjoy their unique personalities. They are flighty, but with a little effort on the owner’s part, they will tame, and make great pets. The chicks are a little harder to start off than some other breeds, but in the long run, it is more than worth it to choose this breed.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. R1V3R20NG
    4/5,
    "I LOVE THEM!!!"
    Pros - Completely lovable. Will play with your feet, follow you everywhere and when younger will jump onto your leg.. or arm.... or shoulder......... or head! Falls asleep in arms when you stroke the afro.
    Cons - Cant see as well, mine has run into a pole before. Aggressive to other chickens, which can be a good or bad thing.
    These are amazing birds who love love love love people. What i mean by aggressive being a good or bad thing is because they might beat up the other hens, but that will protect them from getting their afro getting ripped out. They are fun to watch run around the yard. You don't need to worry so much about them being cold in the winter when they are younger since they become fully feathered at a very young age.
    Pajaro likes this.
  2. BethLouMcCormick
    4/5,
    "Funny Little Chickens"
    Pros - Happy go lucky & Funny little chickens
    very dramatic with the way they act
    Cons - Can get bullied but some are also bullies
    I have 4 polish chickens 3 hens and a cockerel all are bantam sized:
    -Maggie a solid black hen- very happy doing her own thing loves being friends with other chickens.
    -Dooffy a solid white cockerel - very dramatic, Very Silly, doesn't coo cooo doodle doo just squeaks every now and then & NOT very clever.
    -Ruth a red black laced hen- happy doing her own thing, bit dramatic, doesn't like cockerels.
    -Scabbers a frizzled golden silver lace hen- very very dramatic, feisty with other chickens, likes to be top dog even tho shes tiny, out of all the chickens I have shes the most scabby.
    Pajaro likes this.
  3. Yorkshire Coop
    5/5,
    "Polish poppets!"
    Pros - Friendly, chatty, reasonable layers.
    Cons - Crest issues, not good in mixed flock.
    IMG_0192.JPG As a keeper of polish I love them. Very friendly and love lap sitting. Reasonable layers. Interesting to look at. Multiple colours make a nice flock.

    Downsides are they need extra crest care. The crest can often attract unwanted pecking from other birds.
    Some can be flighty if they don't know you are there.
    Some don't mix well in mixed flock setting.

User Comments

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  1. Headofpapa77
    Love them to Bits
  2. R1V3R20NG
    I absolutely love polish. Mine (Whitney Henston) loves me. when she is angry with another hen in the nest she will jump on the food bin, but as soon as i come outside whitney will hop down and run to my feet talking. she used to jump on my head at 7-12 weeks old. Nowadays she will play with my feet! Its so cute.
  3. Tarboxhollowpoultry.com
    We have had standards and bantam polish. The can be the friendliest chickens, we had one once that would follow us everywhere in the yard, even in the house, she did not care, she liked being with people. She would hang out with me in the garden or wherever I was in the yard, they wonderful birds to have in your flock. We also had fun crossing them with other breeds and showing them in 4H as exotic birds, a silkie and polish cross produce adorable chickens.
  4. DIGGIN CHICKEN
    See what a diet of borscht does to you !!! Visually with a quiff like that anything that is vertical becomes lethal at high speed ...
  5. Anthonyfalante
    I have a black with white crest and a golden buff,love them so much. Lots of personality and so different ,chicky(the black one) is a love bug kenny( the golden buff) is flighty and nervous and faster than a roadrunner when she here's me open the food locker.ps,chicky and kenny,chicken,get it?
  6. beckym1619
    We love our three sliver laced polish. Grey , Dori and Black
    They each have their own personality. Love watching them run the yard. We live in town so free range is only when we are home. They hear our car and run to the door. They follow me around the yard and all I have to do is call chick chick and they come running !
      Sandy D123 likes this.
  7. smithnan
    I got my first polish chickens a month or 2 ago, and they are so friendly! Does that poof really impair their vision? I feel like a bad mom for not considering that before :( Seems like it would, but... The one with the biggest poof will run clear across the yard (~300 feet) when he (she?) sees me and wait for me to pick him up and carry him around. I never thought of clipping their hair, but i want them to be safe- and not blind...
  8. TheBantyCoop
    Mezleona:
    Haircuts seem like a good idea. I should give that a try!

    rdcowman:
    Do not worry! Care for them is essentially the same as it is for any chicken. As long as you have your girl ranging in a flock, she should not leave the others unless threatened by a predator.
  9. Woytgirl
    I had a White Polish Crested Roo, loved him so much. Had to give him away. :( I love this breed and I hope to get more very soon. :)
  10. AmySellersARt
    My big girls would if they could.... I built them their own separate coop on the other side of the barn. Two flocks that couldn't be any different if they tried! Fun Stuff.

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