Known in England as the Poland, 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.
The Poland 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 Poland 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.
Colours of the Poland are very varied. The best known being the white crested black with its black body and white crest. The other two similarly patterned colours are white crested blue and white-crested cuckoo. These three colours do not have a beard and have wattles; all the other colours 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 colours 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.
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Latest Reviews For Poland (5 of 35)
Fantastic breed for beginners to experienced keepers - Lucy,
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.
Great - Jane,
A lovely looking nice natured friendly bantem
Breeder Clubs for Poland
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