In spite of the name the polish breed isn’t from Poland. The breed as we know it today comes from Holland (where Polish birds shows up in paintings dating back to the fifteenth century), but its beginnings are unclear. Interestingly its name is derived from the English word ‘polled’ rather than from the country of Poland. The Poland has a huge ball-like feather crest and a small sometimes completely absent, horned comb in front. Polish chickens are usually fairly calm and friendly, but their crest and beard/muff feathers can interfere with their vision, so they are often spooked when they suddenly realise something is near. Hens don’t go broody. Polish hens were originally developed as a laying breed and many strains and varieties are still excellent layers. While Polands do need special care novices should not be put off by the potential extra work involved.
Colours available:- Black, Blue, Red, Chocolate, Porcelain, Cuckoo, Chamois, Gold Laced and Black Mottled.
Prices from £30.00
Key: 1 = low, 5 = high
- Class: Bantam
- Purpose: Exhibition