Polish

Average User Rating:
4.17355/5,
  • 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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User Comments

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  1. SagebrushMama
    Great post... I love my crested beauties.
  2. flower
    I agree that they are fun and do lay a very nice egg. The bantam WCB bantam Tricia lays a very nice egg for her size especially. Since I large dropping wattles, I need bearded Polish ! Bearded = no wattles
  3. mkeawsh
    My Great Pyrenees loves my polish, but she doesn't seem to understand that he actually wants to lay with her. He also likes my Speckled Sussex roo and Mille Fleur cochin roo.
  4. bantyshanty
    I'm commenting on the colors of my hens... these are not standard colors. They've come out of a project by Boggy Bottom Bantams two years ago. The color was Black-Crested White. My girls came out these two colors plus one all white (the attack hen) and one all black (Raven). Gracey & Attack hen both weigh 4 lbs, while Lacey & Raven weigh 2 lbs.
    They're also show-stoppers because no one locally has ever seen anything like their color. I wouldn't want a flock without these girls
  5. chickers
    We just got a Polish and I was also wondering abiout trimming her feathers around her eyes. Can you tell me any more about how you did that? I've also been thinking about giving her a "ponytail" (chickentail? ;)) so she can see a little better.
  6. dlgd
    My Miss Muppet is so docile that I just hold her between my knees so she's still and have some sharp trimming scissors and trim away. Just be careful not to nick her which is easy to do. She loves being able to see and she's still adorable. She looks a little like the old female comedian Phyllis Dillar from back in the 70's. She makes me smile even if she thinks I'm a horrible being:). Don't know if the band will stay in with a chicken tail. They don't like "extra" things on them whether is a bandaide or a pony...opps...chicken tail, band!
  7. blessedchick
    Absolutely STUNNING bird! I hope to introduce Polish to my flock (Silkies) someday and yours is certainly an inspiration! :)
  8. mjbhenson
    Haha! I lover your title! When we talk about our Crested, we often say "awww, bless her, she's soo slow, poor Ricki!"
  9. teddiliza
    It's odd because I had 4 polish once, and 2 were shy, the rooster was crazy and attacked my son, and the other two hens were just as tame and gentle as could be. They kept jumping the fence though.....
  10. lengel
    I raised three that had been ordered from a feed store and left. I thought they were nervous because they hadn't been handled when they were very young but what you describe is exactly what mine are like. When I got two dwarf goats, one of the Polish died when one of the goats jumped on top of the chicken tractor she was in. I'm pretty sure she had a heart attack. Also, after eight months, we've only had one egg from the other two.

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