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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Polish Bantams


Polish Bantams are of American origin, and originated about 1872 by an accidental cross of a White Polish cock and a common hen. At first the chicks had small crests and the plumage was often disfigured by foul feathers, but under careful breeding the color has been established, so that foul feathers no longer appear and the crests have been nearly doubled in size. They were admitted to the Standard in 1879-80, and since then they have been disseminated throughout the country, although they are as yet comparatively rare in perfection.


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The following images come from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Polish Bantams page contains further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl.


Polish Bantam

Image Credit: Courtesy of Dennis Sherer

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