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Polish Chickens

Chamois male Gold male White crested black female White female

Breed Rating (36 Reviews)


Polish History

Known in England as the Polish, this is the most popular of the crested breeds. It is also one of the oldest. The origin of this bird and its name is still not clear. Crested birds have been described all over Europe, not just in Poland. It has been known as a pure breed as early as the 16th century. They appeared and received classification at the first poultry show in London in 1845. Then available in four colours.

Polish Behaviour

The Polish is an unusual and beautiful bird. They do look rather strange with their big hair do! They lay a good number of white eggs. Generally classed as a non-sitting bird, they can occasionally become broody. Breeders tend to tie the crest up to keep it clean and allow the bird to see well. The Polish has a thin skull and can suffer from hypothermia quite quickly in the cold. Mites need to be looked out for, as they cannot preen themselves very easily to remove them.

Polish Varieties

Colors of the Polish are very varied. The best known being the white crested black with its black body and white crest. The other two similarly patterned colors are white crested blue and white-crested cuckoo. These three colors do not have a beard and have wattles; all the other colors have a beard with no wattles. They have white earlobes. The crest of the female should be very round with the males being spikier. The eyes are red in all colors and beaks and legs are dark blue in all except the white crested cuckoo, which has a paler beak and legs. The chamois, gold and silver are all laced.

Polish Pictures

Dwarf toadstool hens resting
A polish chicken with beautiful feathers.
A polish chicken on a patio
Chicken in garden
Poland Chick 6 weeks
Poland Chick 6 weeks
Coco the white Sussex x Polish bantam!
Chicken in garden
An amazing poland chicken!
Chicken in front of wooden chicken coop
Chicks sitting on ladies shoulder
Chicken sitting on back of boy
Chickens outside
Small Polish Cockerel
Beautiful Polish Cockerel!
Chicken in run
Chicken on wood
Black White Crested Hen
Polish hens
Two orange polish chickens walking on grass
To me to you
My favorite chicken he is such a character
Paloma, the new white girl
It's female polish hen
Learning to fly
Camus winter hair
Gandalf, my white cockerel
After work rest
Swinging chick

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Latest Reviews For Polish (5 of 36)

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Very nice chickens! - Katie,

I have one of these cute little chickens. Very friendly and loveable. I highly recommend these for beginners! Mine is called Daisy and I can not imagine life without her!

Fantastic breed for beginners to experienced keepers - Lucy, Essex,

Madge & Onion Our Girls - Tina,

We have a golden lace ( onion) and black and white girl ( Madge) our girls are fantastic pets, they have such amazing little characters, a get addition to a nice sized garden, our girls have a 90ft garden all to themselves, we have an omlet door on there coop, which is money well spent, we wouldn't be without our girls, we love them to bits..

white crested polish - Pete,

Great friendly little birds that lay a good sized white egg. Very friendly as pets

Amusing! - Emily,

I had a Poland cockerel, he was a very handsome boy and took very good care of his flock, unfortunately he was incredibly aggressive toward people, and we had to sell him. On the other hand, all 6 of his children had wonderful temperaments and were fantastic layers! Whether this was the influence of the other breeds I do not know... Still, he was very good at his job and an intelligent bird.

Breeder Clubs for Polish

Poland Club


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