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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Sultans


FIG. 41. - Sultan cock.

Sultans (fig. 41) were exported from Turkey into England about 1854, and did not reach America for some years later. They might with propriety be classed with the Polish, considering the characteristics which they possess. A compact crest surmounts their head and they are full bearded. Two small spikes constitute the comb. The neck and saddle hackles are large, long, and flowing. The legs are heavily feathered and booted, and hocks vultured. They possess a fifth toe. The tail is full and erect, and in the cock is well sickled. While their beauty is their chief recommendation, they lay claim to modest usefulness - but only as layers, being too small for table fowls. They thrive well on a limited range or in confinement, and owing to their docility make excellent pets.




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


Sultan Cock Sultan Bantam Sultan Chick

Image Credits (from left to right): Courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol; Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Linda Brenner

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