Polish

Rating:
3.66667/5,
  • Egg Size:
    Small
    Purpose:
    Ornamental
    Egg Color:
    white
    Egg Laying Rating:
    Fair
    Chicken Size:
    Small
    The Polish, though also called as Poland, does not hail from the country Poland as one would automatically assume given its name. As a matter of fact, the Polish breed of chicken is of European heritage. This type of chicken is famous for its crest of feathers, making them one of the most beautiful breed of chicken.

    Aside from the standard comb chickens generally have, the Polish breed sports a crest of feathers on its head because of a cone on top of their skulls. Although they are tame chickens by nature, the crest of feathers on their head hinders their vision. And with the limited vision, Polish chickens can be a bit temperamental.

    Bred primarily as a show bird these days, they were originally developed as egg layers. Polish hens are not broody though they are able to produce two white eggs per week. Polish chickens may be bearded or non-bearded and can come in different plumage color, though black and white is the predominant color pattern. Tails also varies, as well as the size of their wattles. In average, roosters weigh 6 pounds, while hens weigh 4.5 pounds.

Recent Reviews

  1. Olof
    2/5,
    "Not worth the money"
    Pros - Funny looking
    Cons - Blind and dumb
    I have a polish hen and she is the dumbest and most expensive bird I have. She lays no eggs and non of the other chickens like her either. She can't see. She never makes it on her own into the coop. Just a pain all around.
  2. supdike122
    5/5,
    "Enjoyable chicken. Very fun to watch and good..."
    Pros - Beautiful, comical to watch, extremely entertaining. My hen is too young to lay, but did not get her primarily for that purpose, so I don't know about this yet.
    Cons - Crest obscures eyes at time, limiting chicken's ability to see clearly. Results in a confused and easily scared chicken.
    We added one Polish to our flock of 11 birds after the death of one of our Americaunas. I was concerned initially that there would be integration issues. Pleasantly surprised that our Polish (named Tina Turner) blended right in when introduced to the flock. She is a good natured little hen. She is sometimes a loner in the flock and often I will find her hanging out by herself when the rest of the flock is together. I think as time goes by, she will continue to bond in a positive way.
  3. oakwood
    4/5,
    "Great fun."
    Pros - Wonderful entertaining pets .
    Cons - Need lots of care and attention.
    Ideal show and pet breed many lovely colours and patterns .

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