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The Polish color varieties include colors such as: White, Silver laced, Golden Laced, W. C. Black, Black Crested White, White Crested Blue, Buff, and Red Crested Red Polish. The Red Crested Red variety is a new Polish breed being developed by Ideal Poultry and they have not been recognized by the American Standard of Perfection. They are solid Red with Red Crests. The original cross involved White Crested Black Polish crossed with Red Leghorns. For several generations the resulting crosses have been selected for Polish characteristics. There are other color varieties that aren't recognized by the Standard yet such as: White Crested Cuckoo, White Crested Chocolate, White Crested Khaki, White Crested Mottled, Black Crested Blue, W. C. Buff, Frizzled, Tolbunt, Cuckoo, White laced Reds, Buff Columbian, Black Tailed Reds, Creole, Self Black, Self Blue, and Chamois.
On this page you will find pictures and info about the Polish breed of chickens.
This is Shantelle, a White Crested Blue Polish pullet. She is a sassy girl, if you can't tell from the picture.
This is Browser, a Black Crested White Polish cockerel at 5 months old.
This is Crusoe, a Self Blue frizzle Polish rooster. Notice how the feathers curve the opposite direction of normal feathers making it appear as if he walked through a windstorm. When raising and breeding frizzle chickens you can't breed two frizzles because you will get babies with feathers that are too brittle and the feathers will basically just fall out leaving you with a almost or completely featherless chicken which wouldn't look very pretty.
This is Selena, a White Crested Blue Polish pullet.
This is Cecilia and Zorro (from left to right), a Self Blue pullet and Self Black cockerel.
This is Poofa and Rosalina as baby chicks. White Crested Chocolate (left) and BlackTailed Red (right).
This is Poofa, a White Crested Chocolate Polish bantam.
Here's Mabel, a Buff Columbian Polish pullet. The Buff Columbian Polish have a very similar background makeup to that of the Black Tailed Red Polish. The Buff Columbian breed is a work in progress and so it's not to the exact color specks that a Buff Columbian should be so therefore Buff Columbians tend to look somewhat like Black Tailed Reds. There are very few breeders working on the Buff Columbian Polish and I'm one of them, I just started working with this color of Polish. The ideal color for a Buff Columbian Polish should be all golden orange in color with a little bit of Black around the neck.
Here from left to right is a pair of Quail Polish and a pair of Buff Columbian Polish. Both are new breeds in development and I'm one of a very few breeders working on them.
Here's Claire, a Bearded Buff Laced Polish hen in her cage at the Ohio National 08 in Columbus.
This is my pair of Self Blue Polish, a frizzle male (Crusoe) and normal smooth feathered female (Gwendalyn).
This is Rosalina, a Black Tailed Red Polish pullet.
This is Harold, a double barred White Crested Cuckoo Polish cockerel.
Here's a White Crested Cuckoo hen. Notice the difference between her and the cockerel above, all females carry one barred gene while males can carry one or two barred genes so males can be the lighter color or darker color of cuckoo while the females are all the same darker color.
This is Jubilee, a Bearded Tolbunt Polish pullet.
This is Kumar, a Bearded Crele Polish cockerel.