Silver Laced Polish Chicken

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  • Silver Laced Polish – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Seasonal/Shipped Early April thru Mid August.
Limit of 25

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Breed Facts

  • 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: 7 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin – Netherlands
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1883
  • TLC: Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of color varieties of the Polish chicken since 1971.


Cackle Hatchery® offers for sale the bearded variety of the Silver Laced Polish chicken breed. This breed was thought to have originally come from the Netherlands but got its name when it was transported from Poland and introduced to England. This very old domesticated breed of poultry is mentioned as early as the sixteenth century in history. Several varieties were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection from 1874-1996.

The Polish breed is noted for being one of the most beautiful and ornamental breeds. They are prized exhibition and show fowl. The bearded and non-bearded of each variety can be found at shows throughout the United States. The Silver Laced Polish chicken is the most striking in appearance of the “Poland Fowls.” They have a full crest of feathers that grow out of a knob on the skull and large cavernous nostrils. Their plumage is silvery white, each feather laced with lustrous black. Breeders have worked for years to perfect the black lacing in the feathers. Hens lay small white eggs and are non-setters.

Cackle Hatchery® offers the BEARDED variety in Golden Laced Polish, White Polish, Silver Laced Polish and Buff Laced Polish. For the NON-BEARDED variety we offer the White Crested Black Polish, Blue Polish and the Splash Polish.

Also may like our Crested “Top Hat” Special or Polish Surplus.


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28 reviews for Silver Laced Polish Chicken

  1. amberlevinthal

    We purchases 4 silver laced polish in July and received 5! 4/5 were hens and they are absolutely beautiful. The bonus chicken ran away- but we suspected that it might have been a rooster anyway. They are delightful birds and made a great addition to our wyandotte flock

  2. smschnakenberg

    I order 3, I received 4. 3 hens and a rooster. Most perfect ratio a person could ask for! When I received them and opened the box they were super energetic. But, I had a hard time trying to get them to eat/drink even with the instructions they recommended. The second day I lost one, few days later another died. Anyway, my hen is now 3 months old and is the absolute sweetest chicken ever! She’s so friendly and beautiful. She’s definitely a crowd favorite here at the farm. Everyone loves her! I will definitely be ordering more again next spring even after our rocky start.

  3. Chickenlover16

    May 2020 I bought 4 surplus polish chicks in store. Got 3 roosters and 1 hen. I kept the silver laced rooster for breeding, he is gorgeous and looks like he could do well in shows if I had the time to show him. He’s very healthy and energetic. I ordered a few more silver laced polish for this spring, hopefully I get a better hen ratio and that they are just as beautiful as he is!

  4. MD

    Fun hen, Bad Roosters

    Very happy with my order. However out of the 4 silver laced polish I got 3 roosters and 1 hen. The hen is fun and active. The boys are aggressive, but very beautiful.

  5. Charly

    Sweet birds

    3 healthy chicks arrived during a cool and wet summer. They joined a lonely Polish hen and they have thrived. What sweet and curious birds they are!

  6. John

    Beautiful birds bad ratio

    I have ordered many birds from here and they have all arrived in great shape. They sent 4 but I lost one the first day. Unfortunately the surviving 3 are all roosters. This is the same type ratio that I have had on other breeds that I wasn’t allowed to specify the sex. I will definitely buy birds in the future from here (only the breeds i can specify the sex) and would give them a 5 if it were for the ratios.

  7. Jenna

    My personal favorite

    I got 3 silver laced polish chicks from cackle hatchery. They are such unique chickens, and I always get comments about how cute/silly they are!

  8. Amber Q.

    Not pleased

    Upon arrival, all were in poor health. Only one survived after a few days, and even then, only for a few months. The poor thing became lame and unable to walk for no apparent reason. All of the other chickens in the shipment (different breeds) are still doing well and continue to thrive even in Pennsylvania winter climate. My poor Polish Chickens, not so much. Ordered six. Within 3 days had one, in 4 months I have none. It’s a shame, because they would have been a gorgeous addition to my flock. I’ve kept chickens for a decade and have never had this problem. Would not purchase again.

  9. Buckhead Goats

    Great beautiful birds

    Love them. I only wish they would offer sexing for this breed.

  10. Emily

    Silver Laced Polish

    I ordered 3 Silver Laced Polish. They all arrived alive. I lost one due to heat but they other 2 grew up beautiful. They both happened to be roosters so I kept one and sold the other to a neighbor that has a Silver Laced hen. I’m very happy with them and will order more in the spring. Hopefully I will get some hens in my group.

  11. Kathleen

    None of the ones ordered survived.

    I am sorry to report that all of the babies I ordered did not make, some died early and the rest later.

  12. Msmith

    Beautiful and funny

    All the chicks we ordered arrived healthy and survived. We got 6 silver laced polish crested and 4 turned out to be roosters. We rehomed the roosters and the 2 hens are doing great with the rest of our bantam flock. They are so funny to watch scampering around because they can’t see so well with their crest. They are docile with our 2 year old daughter and will follow her around curiously trying to peck her feet. We are very happy with our chickens!

  13. LRobertson

    Funny and Sweet

    I have always been drawn to Polish Cresteds because of their unusual appearance and goofy antics, but these are my favorite so far. My chicks arrived healthy and happy and have grown to be beautiful juveniles. They have big, poofy crests and gorgeous speckled feathers. I love how silly they are. They are very entertaining to watch! They are also gentle natured, even the roosters.

  14. Josh

    Beautiful Birds!

    We ordered 15 silver laced polish pullets in April and received 17. They all arrived healthy and grew without any complications. They are now about 6-months old and have laid a few eggs, but very intermittent. They are strikingly beautiful, and the are the friendliest variety in our entire menagerie of chickens.

  15. Craig

    Silver Golden Polish

    Purchased 5 of Sliver 5 Golden. I live in the UPPER Midwest Wisconsin area where temperatures are brutal. 10/10 to Cackle just as advertised! Great quality bird. They are very amazing birds from a look and interaction standpoint. They won’t do much for you in terms of eggs. I am also down to 3 polish birds because they don’t like to flock (I have true free ranged birds). I have 3 turkeys, 20 other chickens. I purchased ALL chicks together so it’s not a peaking order thing. They just prefer their own company. Even my Goldens and Silvers don’t “hangout”. If you have a coop these are a must add bird!!!!

  16. Aimee

    Sweetest Chickens

    These first of all are just beautiful, plus they are just the sweetest chickens. We have a male that we call Predator because he looks just like Predator off of Alien vs Predator :p The hens are sweet and at night they sing so beautiful. These are my favorite chickens out of all the breeds I ordered. My favorite ducks are the Indian Runners. I have had really good service, delivery, and luck with the chickens sent from Cackle Hatchery. Nice job guys!

  17. Isabella Farms

    Love them

    I was lucky enough to get a Roo and a Hen. They are beautiful and super sweet. Hen has just started laying.

  18. TaylorG

    Silver Laced Polish

    I ordered 4 silver laced polish chickens from Cackle back in April and I couldn’t have be more pleased with my chicks! They sent 5 just in case any of them didn’t make the trip. I was a bit worried because I live in Maine and it can be quite chilly in April. All 5 were delivered to my post office, who called me when they arrived so I could pick them up right away. My chicks have since developed into beautiful birds with beautiful plumage. The only negative I would say is that 4 out of 5 birds ended up being males which I was hoping wouldn’t happen. But our family still loves them anyways! We get so many comments on how beautiful and unique our birds are. They aren’t aggressive birds at all. I have two small children (boys) and the roosters don’t try to peck at them or charge them at all. Overall, great experience ordering from Cackle and I’ll do it again next Spring.

  19. Tschuh WI

    I love my sweet beautiful birds

    I have gotten polish’s in the past and I just love these birds! They have such a unique look about them, and they are so mellow. I can pick them up and let my kids handle them with no problems what so ever. They also seem to do pretty well in the Wisconsin winters which is a plus. I got my first batch 4 years ago and still have a few left today. I also love ordering from cackle hatchery because they always pick out the best birds to be sent through the mail, and throw in a few extra just in case, but out of the 75 birds I ordered this spring I only lost 3 so far which I think is really good!

  20. Silver Polish


    They are beautiful but you need to know that this breed are flighty and skittish.

  21. Mama

    Beautiful birds

    Beautiful feathers. Docile roosters

  22. tay

    very docile & great health

    BREED: Firstly i’ve always liked the polish because they are so docile. and i think all of the polishes are very pretty, but these are just my all-time favorite. their feathers look so beautiful it’s unreal. I gave a whole bunch of these to a mamma hen, but we sadly had a predator attack and only 4 of the chicks from that batch had survived. those 4 though are almost full-grown now, (1 rooster and 3 hens) and i enjoy them so much i think next time another hen goes broody i’ll have to get more.

    CACKLE: like all my chicks from Cackle, they arrived happy & healthy. i’ve never had a problem from them; it’s my first hatchery pick. There is no better place i’ve found.

  23. Johnathan

    Silverlaced polish

    I received my chickens and I am very happy with them so far out of all the hatcheries cackle has been the best.they are the healthiest chicks I have bought yet thank you cackle and I will never use any other hatcheries again my business will go straight to cackle only

  24. Mandy

    Polish Rooster

    I got 2 rooster and I love them they are the most sweetest my 3 year old packs them around they are full grown.

  25. Tott

    I am happy with the way they turned out, I plan on experimenting and crossing the breeds together. I’ll see what happens!

    I ordered 24 polish chicks (Buff-Laced and Silver-Laced). I received them on 3/30/2016 with only one having not arrived alive. Thank you so much, now it has been a little over five months now and I plan on entering two (one of each kind) in the county fair this month, I will post how they do!

  26. David Tennessee

    Thumbs up!

    Excellent service! I ordered 15 chicks 5 months ago, only lost one of them, they were healthy and are doing great still! Thanks!

  27. Mark Ohio March 2014

    Thanks Guys! Excellent Order

    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.

  28. Unknown April 2014

    Att Cackle hatchery

    I ordered 20 polish chicks from u through farm and home…5 of each kind of polish…buff, golden laced, silver laced and white n black…ne way I just wanted to let u know how happy I was to get them…they arrived on the scheduled date healthy n happy…I picked them up and took them home n I’ve had them for about 3 weeks now n I haven’t lost a single I just wanted to say ty and I will order from u again ty ur the best.

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