- White Sultan Chicken
Cackle Hatchery® has the White variety of the Sultan breed. The breed is noted for its beautiful plumage and are quite docile and friendly. They do well in confinement but are often bullied by other breeds if kept in flocks with other breeds. White Sultans got their name because they were once favored by the rulers of Turkey. Originated in Southeastern Europe but bred in Turkey and came to England by way of Istanbul in 1854. Distinct features are head crested feathers, feathered muff, feathered beard, feathered shanks and a fifth toe. Admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
Also may like our Crested "Top Hat" Special.
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically 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.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
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: All Other Standard Breeds - Miscellaneous Class
- Weights: Hen -------4 lbs Rooster----6 lb
Pullet-------3 1/2 lbs Cockerel----5 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Ornamental, Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: White
- Egg Production: Fair
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Variable
- Mating Ratio: 7 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: Turkey
- APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Critical status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
Beautiful and healthy chicks! Review by Posie
I ordered 3 Sultans June 1, 2019, and they sent 4! One was a bit small but healthy. They are all doing well. Had to give one of the roos away. People who meet my chickens are awed by their good looks and gentle nature. My chickens spend a couple hours a day in the house with me so are very, very tame. They are so gentle, sweet and love to be held.
This was my first time ordering from Cackle and would order from them again. Very helpful folks, always ready to answer any of my questions. Thank you Cackle Hatchery! (Posted on 11/27/2019)
Love them Review by Odin's Hall
We ordered 6 white sultans in our shipment. We had never had the breed before and thought they would make an interest addition to our son's hatchery. I grew up with leghorns and cochins. And I now have to say these little one are now one of my absolute favorite breeds. They are adorable, sweet and full if personality. They take a little extra winter care, but are totally worth it. We will definitely be ordering more. Perfect breed for shows it pets, especially for children (Posted on 11/26/2019)
Great quality!! Review by Jessica
I purchased 6 of these chickens in May 2019 and I recevied all happy, healthy chicks. I just love the Cackle Hatchery! They have the best quality chicks with the best customer service! They will go out of their way to make sure you know and have everything you need to have success in raising your chicks! Thank you Cackle Hatchery! (Posted on 11/26/2019)
Sultan Chickens Review by AdinaFloyd
I ordered a variety of chickens that included four sultans for my small backyard flock. All arrived in great condition and healthy. The sultans are my absolute favorites, they are super friendly and love to be held. I ended up with two hen's and two roo's, the hens want more attention than the roo but all are extremely docile and loving. I will always have this breed in my flock, they are simply delightful little birds. Visitors love them because they run up and wait patiently by their feet to be picked up and loved on. If you want some lovable birds for your flock these are the best! (Posted on 11/25/2019)
Sultan Chicks Review by Stephen, Indiana August 2011
I just wanted to let you know my wife and I picked up our Sultan chicks this morning at the PO. All 21 arrived safe, healthy and alert. Your staff took the time to call us explain any problems and come up with new options and they were so helpful. Thank You So Much! This is the first time we have order chicks through the mail and were a bit worried. Many people on Backyard Chickens spoke highly of the chicks they received from you so we decided to try with you first. While we don't need any more chicks at the moment, when we do we will definitely be ordering again from you. (Posted on 12/8/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Sherri, Arkansas March 2013
Good Morning. I just picked up my chicks - 104 healthy chicks arrived on time. Another great shipment from Cackle! Thank you! (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Thank You Review by Tom North Carolina May 2010
I placed a order for 3 African Geese 25 sultans and 10 silkies and received them as healthy and happy as they could be. I am once again a very pleased customer. I put Cackle Hatchery before all others. You have the best price, best service and the best quality. I look forward to my next order, just not sure when but there will be another. Thank you for the extras, this goes to show just how much you care. Thanks you again (Posted on 11/13/2015)