Polish are a very special and unique breed of chicken with their huge bouffant crest of feathers and v-shaped comb. Perhaps the most iconic feature of polish chickens are their gorgeous feathery crests. Polish chickens always stand out due to the large fluffy bouffant of feathers that adorn their head like some kind of glamorous crown. It’s no surprise that the stylish look of these distinctive chicks make them a popular choice in poultry shows all round the world. When it comes to male crests in the competitive world of show chickens the bigger the better whereas a more round and even shaped crest is favored among hens.
Eggs they will gift
Gifts 3 medium white eggs a week
Beauty may only be only skin deep but these glamorous girls are gorgeous inside and out. Stunning looks, sweet personality, mysterious history, polish chickens are a real catch when it comes to backyard chickens.
Polish have some difficulty seeing from behind the fan of feathers that naturally grows over their eyes. Polish chickens are timid, loving and kind but can easily become frightened and appear ditzy. You’d be anxious too if your line of site was always obstructed by a boa of fabulous feathers.
Despite the fact that their feathers sometimes get in the way of them seeing clearly, polish chickens are lauded for having shapely and attractive figures. Full breast, large wings and deep bodies, you’ll notice these girls coming as they strut up and down the chicken run.
This Mysterious Breed will Keep you Guessing as they are not from Poland. It is rumored that polish chickens may have gotten their name from the Dutch word “pol” that means head. There is considerable mystery about where these gorgeous girls come from. Some people believe polish chickens are native to the Netherlands, whereas others suspect they may have been brought to Europe by medieval mongols.
Several communities have laws in which roosters are not allowed. The sex of a Polish being reliably identifiable by external characteristics on average is 90%. Inspecting the shape of the crest reveals their sex. A female chick's crest is round and full and located at the front of her head, while a male's is oval and runs more toward the back of his head.
Chick: Polish - Surprise Color
Most families are attracted to obtaining their chickens from us because we are proud to be completely different than typical feed store/ hatchery industry standards. Industry standard is to sex as accurately as possible and sell as pullets (female chicks) and force customers to accept a >10% chance of an accidental rooster without the ability to accept returns nor refunds. In addition, industry standard is to sell bantams (such as silkies) as straight runs since they are too small for safe vent sexing. We offer multiple sexing options.
If you are lucky enough to have a rooster, our male sexing option is a great way to save money on a wonderful breed.
This option means that the chicks have not yet been sexed and are sold as a straight run. While nature usually averages half girls and half boys in high volumes, families should only order if prepared for >50% possible roosters.
This is our most economical choice for families seeking a female. We kept city ordinances that restrict rooster ownership in mind. This option is great for families that want to enjoy a backyard flock of ladies. We use traditional sexing methods on the breeds that capable of being vent sexed, home accidental roosters, and issue store credit of original purchased price. To learn more about how we sex baby chicks based on their breed view: How to Sex Chickens.
Depending on the breed, sexing accuracy can range as low as 50% for bantam breeds, 90% for standard breeds, and as high as 95% for auto sexing breeds. Our female coverage option is not a service fee for sexing the chick, it is the cost difference between purchasing a male or a female chicken. We do not believe in grinding males alive nor suffocating them as day olds to enable a profit when selling a stated female chick at ridiculously low prices. Thus, our female pricing takes into consideration the male left behind with each female purchased. Male chicks are typically half the price of a female.
To qualify for rehoming, the rooster must remain in perfect health. If the family decides to return the rooster, a store credit in the amount of original purchase price is provided. As a family, you are welcome to decide to keep any accidental rooster and forfeit the credit.
DNA Sexed Female Chicks
For families that get emotionally bonded quickly and do not want to risk a future discovery of a rooster, we offer DNA sexing. DNA sexing is the only true accurate method of sexing baby chicks. DNA testing is a significantly higher financial investment. In most cases, it is 3x the cost as (1) female sex covered chick.
Balance accuracy with financial investment
The sexing decision is one that needs to be made at time of purchased and the original order cannot be altered once the order is fulfilled. It is important as a family to determine the right balance between sexing accuracy and financial investment for your family’s situation.
We provide as much information on our website as possible to ensure families make an informed decision based on their situation and lifestyle. Some breeds are more accurate in sexing and most families find our female coverage adequate in providing a free home for their accidental rooster (up to $100 savings) and use the store credit towards a replacement or our organic feed. While harder to sex bantam breeds, or families that know they will develop a with strong emotional attachment prefer to invest in DNA sexing.