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Polish

Average User Rating:
4.16807/5,
  • 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. Indyshent
    5/5,
    "Goofy birds, great conversation starters"
    Pros - Goofy, endearing temperament. Tolerates hsndling, not flighty. Good rooster instincts. Adorable crow.
    Cons - Not a frying bird, fragile as chicks
    I have one large fowl silver laced Polish rooster. The other five didn't make it past a month. While the smallest bird I own at maybe 4 pounds, he's not the bottom of the pecking order in a six rooster hierarchy. His frequent crow is nevertheless adorable, shorter than most, of a higher pitch and a more bantam quality. He likes to fluff up nesting material for the girls. He doesn't eat much but adds a lot of charm and entertainment value to the chicken yard.

    Crested breeds relatively prone to getting lice and to predation generally as crests block their view. Polish chickens, while generally viewed as cold intolerant have proven to be more tolerant than I'd expected. They're not an "eating chicken" but also don't eat much, unlike several other more ornamental, pet type breeds. I've heard they're respectable layers of tiny eggs.
    Purchase Price:
    2.00
    Purchase Date:
    2016

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  2. MeridianChick
    5/5,
    "So sweet and silly!"
    Pros - Very social and kind
    Cons - Has a hard time seeing and is very loud!
  3. AmySellersARt
    4/5,
    "As an artist.... these dreamy birds are..."
    Pros - So far mine have been fun and sweet. No problems yet.
    Cons - As new peeps they were very fragile. I needed to keep them "pampered" much longer than my sturdier breeds.
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    Overall:
    4.5
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User Comments

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  1. 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 !
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  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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. :)
  5. 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.
  6. Mezleona
    No to the skin on the head, as I mention before I do give her a trim and it helps a lot.
    Yes, to reaching that 4 or 5 fence. You need to have ckns in a minimum of 2. They are animals of flock
    and very social. If threaten yeah they jump! My polish jumps about 4.5, when she is bored in the small cage I keep them in my garage, or when she wants to Inspect the garage. The other 2 do not do that.
    She is very curious, an independent, she will be by herself outside. On the other side of the story my Cochin is a chicken! The moment she is alone, she wipes up a storm !!
  7. PoultryAddict 1
    aww lucky you.
    I've always wanted these birds, however I fear within the hour their beautiful creasts would be ripped off by my mean old bantam girls.
  8. Hybridchucks
    Poor things are blind as bats!
    The "hairdo" feathers are actually attached to another layer of skin on the head, right?
  9. rdcowman
    Question, i got a exotic chick and it was a white crested black polish! I know nothing about these birds! Our fence is around 4 to 5 feet tall! Can they fly over that?? There's only one! Can you help me?
  10. Mezleona
    I give my girl polish hair cuts! And it helps her a lot visually

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