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  • Breed Purpose:
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    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color:
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Bears confinement well,Quiet
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Color for this breed is pure White, outside the US other colors like Blue are being developed.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    APA/ABA Class:
    Other Standard Breeds
    Sultans are bred purely as an Ornamental Fowl. It is said that all Sultans can be traced back from one crate of birds, imported to England from Istanbul. Developed in Eastern Europe they became favorable in Turkey. These highly ornate white birds were a favorite of Turkish Royalty to keep in their gardens and were known as the "Sultans Fowl". They are one of the only chickens where their vaulted hocks are a signature of the breed.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Comb: V-Shaped
    Broodiness: Seldom
    Climate Tolerance: Heat

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

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Bears confinement well,Quiet

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    Color for this breed is pure White, outside the US other colors like Blue are being developed.
    Breed Details:
    These beautiful white birds are adorned with a fluffy full Topknot, a muff and beard, vulture hocks, feathered legs and five toes. They are gentle, docile birds with sweet dispositions. They tend to be easily caught, which make them a good choice as pets for children. Care should be taken while free ranging these birds, as they are subject to predators. They are also somewhat delicate and may need some extra care to keep in cooler climates.







Recent User Reviews

  1. Alexc844
    "Wonderful Pets!"
    Pros - Friendly, Beautiful, Cuddly, Easy going
    Cons - Feather maintenance
    I got my Sultan rooster as a chick, on accident, thinking he was a Polish hen. Much to my surprise, soon after his feathers really started coming in, I realized what HE was. I wasn't thrilled about ending up with a Rooster, but he is certainly a charmer! Of my 7 hand raised chickens, he is by far the most loving bird I have had. He is the first to run up to the door when I come out to visit and he LOVES to be held and loved on. I can cradle him in my arms and carry him around while he sleeps. He does great with the hens and has never shown anyone any aggression.

    The only "con" is that since he is white, and his feet are feathered, he looks filthy all the time. But, that being said, he is VERY tolerant of me wiping him down from time to time to clean him up. He enjoys his occasional foot washes [​IMG]!

    Overall, if you are looking for a PET, this breed has won me over. I don't think they would disappoint.


  2. BantyChooks
    "One of the best chicken breeds ever"
    Pros - Gorgeous, very snuggly and low energy, tolerate confinement well, good lap chicken
    Cons - They attract mud and dirt and poo like a magnet: feet \ leg feathers break easily, they seem prone to disease and pests.
    My sultan cockerel, Bubbles is 16 weeks old and will come when I call. he is so easy to catch that I let him free range, and I can just call him over and put him away when I am done.
    If you want a lap chicken, don't look any farther. He also gets along great with flock mates and seems to tolerate confinement extremely well.

    *Update 11\7\15*
    Bubbles is now a fine young rooster, and started crowing one week after his half-birthday! (he turned 6 months old) and is still nice. I did have to trim his crest but he behaved very good for that. Pretty much the only thing is when I had a poultry lice outbreak along with a respiratory disease he was the only chicken that was badly affected. He did get over the respiratory issue and after a dusting with permectrin the lice are all gone. He still comes when called, and will sit, but he's a little more detached now that he figured out he is a rooster, but that was rather expected. I really want to get 2 sultan hens as well, and see how they are. another good thing, is they keep their bountiful plumage in great condition.

    *Update 1/28/16*
    I am still enjoying having him around, after a brief episode of aggressiveness, he has settled nicely and is my favourite flock rooster.

    *Update 11\15\16*
    Got 2 sultan hens and love them. Sweet gals.
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  3. kyexotics
    "Unique and grand best describe this nobel bird!"
    Pros - "HORNS on males!" "feathering" "temperament" "docile" "friendly" "uniqueness" "soft white feathers"
    Cons - "males can be poo-heads at times!" "never enough females!" "slow egg production"
    We have absolutely fell in love with this spectacular breed. If you're into feathered feet and feathering in general I don't think there is anything a chicken can have that the Sultan doesn't have. The Horns the males have as also very special and add to their regal look when they stand with their head and tails pointing straight up so magnificently! Very slow when it comes to egg production but we're into the look, not the eggs or meat. A must have.

User Comments

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  1. Alexc844
    Haha! Only when they get very dirty. The feathers on his feet can carry a lot of nasty stuff, so I try to keep them as clean as I can to prevent potential infections.

    But, you're also talking to someone who recently spent $1200 at the vet on an egg bound duck, so I might have a tendency to go a little crazy with my birds! Lol
  2. FlyWheel
    "You know you love your chickens when...:"

    Seriously, you wash his feet?
  3. Stormhealer
    Aww.. so cute! I don't have on but my rhode island red (Red) acts the same way. lol Chickens make awesome fine feathered dogs..
  4. Kino
    I have 4 of these! 3 cockerels, 1 pullet. One of the cockerels has disoriented toes, so it walks like a crab. He gets around okay though - it was something he was born with.
  5. LilBeauPeep
    Pretty froo drop chicky poo ♡
  6. Heme
    SEEKING..Eggs from…White Silkies, White Sultan Chicken, White Crested Blue Polish Chicken, White Crested Black Polish Chicken, Blue Ameraucana Chicken, or German Spitzhauben Chicken Fertile eggs Wanted.
    Any of the species mentioned are Chickens I would like to hatch in my incubator. Shipping is easy. Eggs (fertile only) can be placed in any foam egg carton filled with vermiculite or saw dust, etc. They can be placed in a standard box surrounded by bubble-wrap. Movement and striking a sealed container will NOT harm the eggs if shipped UPS, FedX, or USPS. X-ray has not hurt my eggs or damaged the embryos either. If you have any eggs available, please state your fee per egg and estimated shipping to Dayton, Tennessee 37321. Email is [email protected] or [email protected].
    Appreciate any offers. Lauren
  7. DuckRaiser
    She doesn't lay any yet, just a chick!
  8. ALJhappychicken
    Very pretty! What kinds of eggs does she lay?
  9. DuckRaiser
    What?XD Sultans really aren't for meat, they are skinny, more for pets.
  10. The Yakima Kid
    I suspect one reason they are such gentle, friendly birds is that any chicken that injured a concubine of the Sultan or a child of the Sultan probably wound up in a Janisseri stewpot.

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