Breed Rating (34 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: Pipinchick Poultry. Your perfect pet. Polish Bantam hens ready now. Beautiful birds that are so full of character now ready with gorgeous pom poms. Polish are really inquisitive birds, if not a bit silly they have big personalities and are very funny to be around! They are a perfect bantam size, great for smaller spaces and they won't ruin your flower bed! Colours available: Red. Black. Khaki. Splash (chocolate and black). All hens are fully vaccinated against Marek's, IB, Newcastle's and are treated for coxy and Salmonella cleared, all from a French show winning hatchery. Guarenteed females. We also have some breeding trios available this year. All hens £35 each Breeding trios £90 DELIVERY IS AVAILABLE. pipinchick@hotmail.co.uk

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Description: Pipinchick Poultry Your perfect pet. Ready now Laced and Frizzled Polish bantam Hens. What can we say about these bonkers birds...? They are just simply wonderful, truly stunning and they have heaps of character, chatty, cheeky and inquisitive, these little birds bring so much joy, we just love them! Suited to a smaller garden, and ideal in an avery situation, they can be free roamers although not the brghtest birds they tend to get a little lost! They love human attention and contact and make fantastic family pets. They come in 3 colours which all include a frizzle and plain feather. Gold Lace. Chamois. Black Lace. All hens are fully vaccinated against Mareks, IB, Newcastle's and are treated for coxy and Salmonella cleared. All guarenteed females. We also have breeding trios in all colours this year. All hens £35 each Breeding trios £100 DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE pipinchick@hotmail.co.uk

Latest Reviews For Poland (5 of 34)

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white crested polish - Pete,

Great friendly little birds that lay a good sized white egg. Very friendly as pets

- Jordan,

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

Adorable, friendly birds! - Amy, Dorset,

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!

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