Polands are an old established breed which originated in Europe. Easily recognisable by their distinctive ‘pom pom’ of head feathers, Poland Bantams are very attractive birds, but they do require a little more care and attention. Having so many head feathers restricts vision and Polands can become jumpy if not handled carefully - they just can’t see you coming ! This can also result in other birds picking on them in a mixed flock, especially from Hybrids. Ideally they need a covered run to prevent head feathers getting too wet, and these feathers should be inspected regularly for blood sucking head mite which can be a pest. Reasonable egg layers, initially producing around 150 white eggs a year, Polands don’t go brood readily.
Hatching eggs available from Spring 2019 £1.50 ea will produce smooth or frizzle, black with white top or blue with white top.
In our Opinion..worth the effort if you want something a little different, Polands make friendly garden pets.
Pullets available from Summer 2019.