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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. austrolover1
    Sort of... He would fly out of the fenced in area in the morning and would come out at night About eating him... he kind of small.
  2. brightpennies
    I have a mixed flock, and I've had nasty behavior from breeds that other people praise for being easygoing and sweet -- my last roo standing sounds a lot of like yours, and here's a hint, I have no roosters at the moment... I'm pretty sure the bad ones taste better. Out of curiosity, do you free-range? I kept my bad roo around much longer than I would have if I kept my girls in a run, because when they were on range he was very protective, and I'm pretty sure he could have taken a fox if it came down to it. Unfortunately, he was aggressive with my ducks and turkeys and liked to attack me from behind, so he had to go. Thanks for the heads up, and I'm sorry you got a bad apple.
  3. chickenchick12
    Some polishes just have different attitudes. I had one that would run away for a few days, we would all be convinced that she was dead, and then she would show up again! She also survived a dog bite and countless "chicken fights". Her name was Squakish. Unfortunately, a mystery disease took her a couple of years ago. But she was an interesting bird because the other chickens had pecked her bald except for a fringe of feathers around her head. She was a good 4-H hen and we miss her. I have never had a polish roo, though, so maybe the roos are just more aggressive. I hope that he becomes more likable as time passes. Thanks for the review!
  4. smsabean
    Our neighbor had a polish rooster and whenever anyone would step into the entry way of the coop he would fly and hit the coop doorr. Nasty fellow, he was. However our Polish hen was one of the sweetest little personalities that you could ask for.
  5. sunnypj
    I had a polish frizzle rooster and he was very aggressive. When he started to go after me I knew he had to go. I thought it might have been because he was picked on by another rooster at his previous home and we thought he would be ok once he settled in.. never happened and would throw himself at the fence trying to get at us if we walked past. One of his offspring I have is also a rooster and was very friendly until he matured enough to start mating. Now he is aggressive as well so I also think it might be the breed.
  6. applebutter14
    well i ordered a hen so i hope thats what it was. i guess you could say i never known because she died,
  7. MarionCraig
    I have two Polish silver laced bantams and they are great. Good layers as well for a more 'unusual' breed. One of them I can see her eyes quite well and she is very inquisitive. The other one is slightly fluffier and she can't see me when I approach from the side. However they have integrated well the 3 silver laced wyandotte bantams and bantam cockerel.
  8. hellbender
    I guess if you are going to have the breed, you must do whatever it takes to keep them safe from themselves. While some birds of any breed can appear stupid, I doubt the ratio that's laid upon the Polish. Enjoy them!!!
  9. Tacampbell1973
    I loved my splash hen, Angel. She would lay her head on my shoulder as I patted her floofy white head. She was predated by coyote last year and my heartbreak was lessened only by keeping her two sons Elvis and Panda, despite already having 8 roosters. GREAT BIRDS! You cannot trim their crest down too far or they will bleed. You can tell the difference in the blood feathers and trimmable hair. I used hairbands in Angels hair and every other day undid them and massaged her scalp.
  10. mamalaoshi
    One of my Polish had his neck ripped open too (it was horrific and huge) and was perfectly healed a few weeks later.

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