Polish chickens are bred primarily as a show bird, but were originally productive egg layers. Accordingly, Polish rarely go broody and are noted for their white eggs. Polish are very vulnerable to predators due to their reduced vision so extra care and protection must be practiced to ensure your small fluffy friends stay safe.
- Origin: Netherlands
- Size: 2-2.75kg
- Bantam Size: 0.74-0.85kg
- Rarity: Partially rare
- Purpose: Ornamentals
- Bearded Recognized Variations: Black Crested White, White Crested Black
- Non-Bearded Recognized Variations: Golden, Silver, White, Buff Laced
- Small and White
- 200 Eggs Average Annually
There are bearded, non-bearded and frizzle varieties. The Polish is a light, Continental breed. Its prominent crest is caused by a protuberance, or knob, atop the bird's skull, from which the feathers grow. It sports the V-shaped Comb and large nostrils commonly seen in crested breeds. Care must be taken so that the Polish's crest and beard do not get wet or mite-infested.
- Hardy in Winter: No
- Especially Docile: Yes
- Personality: They are Friendly and quiet. They are tame but their behaviour can be a bit wacky since their crest limits their vision. When in a flock with more aggressive breeds, Polish will tend to be on the low end of the pecking order.
- Family Friendly Rating: 4.5/5
- Other Chickens with a high Family Friend Rating: Orpington, Barred Plymouth Rock, New Hampshire, ISA Brown, Rhode Island Red
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