The Polish Cap Silver Chicken is an old and noble breed from the 15th century. They come from the Netherlands and have been portrayed in a few pastoral paintings from that time.
Polish chicken is a beautiful crested bird and among the most ornamental of all Poultry breeds. It is a popular chicken breed and known for it’s wild top hat of feathers.
The Polish chicken is a magnificent sight to behold. Their head feathers are a head turner and a fashion statement for sure – once you see on these lovely birds they certainly leave an impression on you. Although they were once considered a good egg layer they are now more commonly kept for show and exhibition purposes.
These days they are mainly kept as ornamental or show birds but at the height of their success they were considered fine egg layers putting out a respectable number of eggs each week.
Known For Broodiness: Rarely.
Polish Cap Chicken is similar to Polish Cap Gold Chicken. But the difference lies in the color of the Cap. The Cap is Silver Colored. Polish chicken has many interesting characteristics, and they are very popular mainly for their unusual appearance with beautiful crest. They have a small V-shaped comb of bright red color. Their wattles are small and bright red.
And the plumage color vary depending on the color varieties. Bearded White, Bearded Silver, Bearded Golden, Bearded Buff Laced, White Crested Black, Non-Bearded White, Non-Bearded Buff Laced, Non-Bearded Golden, Non-Bearded Silver etc. are some color varieties of Polish chicken breed recognized by the American Poultry Association.
Some Polish chicken varieties are excellent layers of medium sized white eggs. They are non-sitters and rarely go broody. They are pretty nervous and easily surprised. Their crests tend to obscure their vision, which makes them more prone to aerial predators.
And if the crest gets wet and dirty, it can hang directly in it’s eyes. Which may lead to eye infections and the inability to locate drink and food. So care must be taken for keeping them clean.
Bearded White, Bearded Silver, Bearded Golden, Bearded Buff Laced, White Crested Black, Non-Bearded White, Non-Bearded Buff Laced, Non-Bearded Golden, Non-Bearded Silver etc.