Breed Rating (33 Reviews)



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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Description: We have 2 Lovely, Really friendly, Polish/Poland cockerels for FREE TO FOREVER HOME. Their father came 2nd in the Great Yorkshire Show, so they are great bloodlines to breed from. One is white with some chamois marking on his back and the other one is black which reflects a lovely green colour in the sun. They are hand reared, and love being held by children, and run up to see you! And if you sit down on the grass they will come and sit on your lap (especially the black one). They live under cover and are let out during the day on the grass. Polish are one of the best types of chickens for you to keep, despite being a fancy breed of chicken they are very good layers, laying around 200 white eggs a year, and are usually quite friendly birds so are great for children! Also they don't dig in the grass as much as other breeds of chickens do, which makes them great if you are going to let them free range in the garden.

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Latest Reviews For Poland (5 of 33)

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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.

Brilliant! - Wendy ,

I have just bought my first Poland - a white crested black cockerell. Absolutely fell in love with him at a sale I was at and he spent the afternoon sitting on my arm at my trade stall, totally unfazed by everything - quite a crowd puller too! He is incredibly tame and loving - I'd recommend the Polands to anyone who would like friendly pet chickens.

Great - Jane ,

A lovely looking nice natured friendly bantem

Adorable, friendly birds! - Amy ,

Such pretty little things. They are my favourite chicken! Unfortunately they're a bit copy which means they do silly things, like dunking their whole head in a bowl of water including crest, or falling asleep in the most ridiculous places. They're the best pet chicken I've come across, so trusting and always wanting a cuddle. Ours love being picked up and settle down for a nap. Highly recommended!

i love them - Katie ,

i have two of them and they are great

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