The ever popular White Crested Black Polish chicken has a shiny coat of black plumage set off by a contrasting crest of mostly white feathers. The shape of the hen’s crest is a puffy pompom, while the rooster’s is more of a floppy umbrella.
Keeping Polish chickens, as well as other crested breeds like Houdan and Sultan, requires a bit more maintenance than for non crested breeds. All those head feathers may limit the chickens vision. The birds therefore startle easily and are more susceptible to predation.
For backyard pets, the simple solution is to trim the head feathers away from the eyes. But chickens being groomed for exhibition can’t have trimmed feathers. Instead they need housing facilities that protect the birds and their crests from harm.
With this bit of extra care, though, Polish chickens are an excellent choice as fun pets or backyard ornamentals. This breed is also tremendously popular at exhibitions. The Non Bearded White Crested Black Polish was accepted into the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection in 1874. It is one of several Polish color varieties we offer here at Chickens for Backyards.
|Production||Good||Hen Weight||4½ lbs|
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