- Blue Polish Chicken
When it comes to unique poultry breeds, you can always depend on the team at Cackle Hatchery® to offer a variety of options. We are happy to present the White Crested Blue Polish chicken (non bearded) which are one of the best ornamental chicken breeds that are primarily used for exhibition. The Polish chicken is actually thought to have originally come from the Netherlands rathen than Poland, but the name was given when the birds were first transported from Poland and initially introduced in England. This old breed is thought to have been domesticated in Eastern Europe since the early 16th century. Like all other blue varieties of poultry, the White Crested Blue Polish do not breed true to color. Two blues mated together will produce a variety of splash, black-blue and blue chicks. Breeding splash to the black-blue version will produce the most offspring that are more uniform in blue color.
The primary purpose of the Polish Chicken today is for show and backyard oddity. Some refer to them as top hats or top knobs. Polish chickens are not known for going broody but will lay a good amount of white small to medium sized eggs throughout the year. This chicken is notable for the crest of feathers around its head, as well as its large nostrils. The crest of the male is a bit more erratic and umbrella shaped, while the hens' crests are fluffy and full feathered. They make excellent pets but sometimes can have issues with drinking water in the winter time. Their top knob feathers get water logged as they drink and my need trimmed back. Order yours online today, and remember to contact us if you would like any additional details!
Note: About Breeding Blue
Blue Polish Availability
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Continental Class
- Weights: Hen-----4 1/2 lbs Rooster-------6 lbs
Pullet---4 lbs Cockerel-----5 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: White
- Egg Production: Good
- Egg Size: Medium
- Temperament: Docile/Flighty
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Non Setters
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: Netherlands
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of color varieties of the Polish chicken since 1971.
Caring Birds Review by Barbara
Polish chickens seem to be very mindful of their flock mates. I would recommend them to anyone. I did hear a tip about them during wet/freezing weather - keep them dry. The rain/snow will freeze on their heads & kill them. I do plan on keeping mine inside during the winter months. Such wonderful birds! (Posted on 4/28/2017)
Great experience, Dont free range polish chickens Review by Paul M
My overall experience with cackle hatchery has been great. We got a surprise hatch and received approximately 12 polish chicks. The survival rate was phenomenal. I just wanted to make others aware of the poor suitability for Polish chickens 23 range. We had 48 chickens to start with. This was our first go at raising chicks. We set the chicks to free range, and lost our polish very quickly. 4 Dead in 4 weeks. All of the other chickens have been just fine. We lost the Polish to various predators. Cackle hatchery was very helpful and answering questions and advised us that polish are for free Rangers due to their eyesight being compromised by their head plumes. We plan on keeping the remainder polish cooped to keep them safe. (Posted on 9/6/2016)
Love my Chickens Review by Ingrid Wisconsin August 2009
I just want to write and tell you that you have the prettiest Ameraucanas and I am so pleased with them, my Blue Polish and my German Spitzhaubem. I ordered 5 each of the above, got three brown (one a pretty brown-and-red like a robin) and two blue Araucanas, and six each of the other two breeds. I am lucky that the other two straight run orders turned out to be three of each gender! The Blue Polish are absolutely adorable and the Spitzhauben are very jaunty. Every one of these birds has their own identifying trait to distinguish them from the other. The Polish and Spitzhauben cockerels have the cutest crows - they sound like bantams. (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Love our babies Review by Barb, Kansas March 2012
Just wanted to update you on our week old 15 babies (5 Blue Polish, 5 White Silkies and 5 Easter Eggers). They are all healthy and doing great! (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Thanks Guys! Excellent Order Review by Mark Ohio March 2014
100% live arrival when I picked up this morning at Post Office. It's been many years since I ordered from you , from the looks of today's chicks that won't happen again. Excellent chicks, strong solid bodies, vitality and good crest on. One jumped into the brooder to drink before I even had a second to dip its beak. Never have I had that before even in ones I hatch. (Posted on 11/18/2015)