Common Crested Chicken Breeds

A Few Fancy Crested Breeds and Where To Get Them

Here are the most common crested breeds that are available at most hatcheries. Yes! You can mail-order chicks and when they arrive at your local post office they will notify you.
We frequently order from Meyer Hatchery and have been very satisfied with their service, and the quality of their chicks. You don’t have to order a lot of chicks either, but keep in mind, chicks transport better when there are at least six.

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Polish: The Polish chicken is a very popular breed of crested chicken known for its distinctive feather crest on its head. They come in a variety of colors including white, black, silver, and golden.
Houdan: The Houdan chicken is another popular breed of crested chicken known for its feather crest and muffs.
Sultan: The Sultan chicken is a unique crested breed known for its fluffy feather crest, beard, and feathered feet. They come in white and black varieties.
Silkie: The Silkie chicken is a crested chicken known for its soft, fluffy feathers and black skin.

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Polish Chickens, Crested, Top Hats

A Charming Distinctive Breed with Lots of Character

The Polish chicken, often called Polish Crested or Top Hat, is a breed prized for its distinctive topknot of feathers on its head, which can be of various colors. They are small in size, making them a popular choice for backyard chicken keepers, and known for their docile and friendly nature. They are good layers of medium white eggs and are also often kept for ornamental purposes due to their distinctive appearance.

The average number of eggs laid by Polish hens annually can vary based on several factors, such as the hen’s age, nutrition, and health. But on average, Polish hens lay approximately 200 eggs per year.
Full-grown roosters weigh between 4 and 6 pounds, and hens typically weigh between 4 and 5 pounds. The Polish chicken is a friendly, docile breed and a good choice for your backyard flock.
Classification: Continental
Colors and Types Recognized: 
Non-bearded white-crested black
Non-bearded golden
Non-bearded white
Non-bearded silver
Bearded golden
Bearded white
Bearded silver
Bearded buff laced
Non-bearded buff laced
Non-bearded white crested blueSave

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Bigger is Better

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Polish Hen
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TBN’s Pretty Polish Hens

These are my fancy Polish ladies. This breed is not only stunning, but a productive medium sized white egg layer. They are consistent layers of about three eggs a week in summer, and these ladies below take the winter off.
Polish chickens are heat tolerant, not broody, very docile, friendly, and if that’s not enough… pretty to look at too!

Penny Lane White Crested
Lady Silver Laced 2013
Penny Lane White Crested 2
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