Polish

Polish, Clipped Male

The Polish is a European breed of chicken, which is believed to have originated in the Netherlands. The English language name of these birds is “Misnomer”, as they do not originate in the country of Poland. The Polish have a magnificent crest of feathers, which often resembles a hat, that covers almost the entire head of the bird. These large crests are due to a cone (called a protuberance) on the top of their skull. In addition to the crest, they have a small V – shaped comb with white ear lobes. They may be bearded or non-bearded. Due to these features, the Polish is bred primarily as a show bird, however they were originally egg layers. Current breeds of Polish lay few white eggs and do not display broodiness.

Classification

Light feather – soft

Appearance

A wide range of colours and combinations with crests that vary in size, shape and colour. Sometimes frizzled feathers. Colours: Black, blue, buff, golden, white, silver.

Polish, Female

Weight

Cock 3.0 Kg
Hen 2.3 Kg

Bantam Variety Polish

Rooster 680 – 790 g
Hen 510 – 680 g

Egg Colour

White