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  • Breed Purpose:
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
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    Breed Temperament:
    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:
    Comb: V-Shaped
    Broodiness: Seldom
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

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

    Breed Temperament:

    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.







Recent User Reviews

  1. Sparrowsong98
    "NOT for aggressive breeds"
    Pros - Cute, friendly
    Cons - They get picked on a lot, crests can hinder their eyesight
    In September I got 4 "wyandottes" but by the second day in the brooder, I decided they were polish instead. They were very nice chicks, they were friendly and loved cuddles.
    But when it was time to kick them out into the coop, trouble started. My aggressive leghorns liked to pluck the crests and try to kill them. They even did kill one. Now they live in my basement again for the winter, and I will try to introduce them in the spring after the leghorns (who are all 6) are culled in the spring, leaving my docile friendly red stars and EE's to introduce them to.
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    Headofpapa77 likes this.
  2. besorto
    "The best chicken ever!"
    Pros - Friendly, adorable, kids love them, not broody, talkative, great layers of small white eggs, huggable.
    Cons - they're just a little bit dumb
    I love my little golden laced polish to DEATH! Not only does she love to follow me around the yard, but she loves to talk! She's always rocking a new hairdo to impress the roos, and lays a tiny white egg everyday without fail. "Passiflora" responds to her name and loves to bring my kids things she finds cool throughout the yard. She'd be the perfect bird if she weren't such an airhead :lau I've never seen a chicken run TOWARDS a hawk :idunno
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    Better Than Rubies likes this.
  3. R1V3R20NG
    "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.
    Better Than Rubies and Pajaro like this.

User Comments

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  1. mamalaoshi
    One of my Polish had his neck ripped open too (it was horrific and huge) and was perfectly healed a few weeks later.
  2. hellbender
    I guess if Polish were the only kind of chickens, I'd have to have some but I'd surely give them Army regulation hair cuts on a regular basis. Based upon what I've read, they arent as dumb as they are blinded by that rediculous glob of feathers on the head...
  3. TheBantyCoop
    Funny girls! I am having lots of fun watching mine's crest grow in. More of an afro meets Einstein look than a crest! Super cute, but I am yet to see her gain more polish features and personality traits. I can hardly wait!
  4. silver1polish
    I love my 2 polish! Polish are AWESOME!!
  5. Chickengirl47
    When my brothers Polish, Peaceful, was a few weeks old she was getting black and white wing and head feathers, and so I was unsure wether she was a White Crested Black or Silver Laced Polish, but now that she is older I'm pretty sure she is a White Crested Black. How old is your rooster? Do you have a picture of him?
  6. 10Momma14
    Do you know much about the colors in the polish? I have a rooster that I don't know if he is a mix of two colors or if he is one color.
  7. TJChickens
    She looks like a he to me as well.....
  8. Ballerina Bird
    Beaker is a HILARIOUS name for a Polish. He was my favorite Muppet, and he totally looks like a Polish.
  9. CrzyChknLady81
    Very pretty color...Is she laying? She looks very much like my he...I was just curious because I am fairly new to the breed and was wondering if it was a color difference that made her crest look rooish... Im buying some hatching in a couple weeks and going to specifically see if they have buffs..that is just the prettiest color ever!!
    You are so right about their temperment..even my roo is a complete sweety..he is huge, but a complete baby <3
  10. jnkir7
    just wondering how to cross a polish with another breed and nor loose the crest

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