Day Old Gold Laced Polish Baby Chicks
Hatching March to September.
Gold Laced Polish are beautiful birds that are also excellent layers. This breed is so unique that you can be sure they will be an excellent conversation starter!
Production: You can expect 200 or more eggs from each Gold Laced Polish hen in your flock.
Temperament: Polish tend to be friendly, but they are also flighty if disturbed. Because their vision is limited by their crests, they are easily startled.
History: Despite their name, Gold Laced Polish did not originate in Poland. They gained their name because their crests resembled the hats of the Polish military. Some experts believe that Spanish settlers brought Polish chickens with them when they migrated north to the Netherlands.
There are many types of crested chickens, but Polish is the most well-known. They were first brought to the United States sometime between 1830 and 1840, and by 1850 were quite popular for both their odd appearance and their egg-laying capabilities.
Polish do well in almost any climate, as long as care is taken to keep their crests clean and dry. If they become wet they are susceptible to frostbite.
Although Polish were included in the first edition of the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1874, the Gold Laced Variety has not yet been admitted.
Colors: The Gold Laced Polish is black with golden lacing. The APA calls it simply “Gold Polish.”
Livestock Conservancy Status: Watch.
Body Type: The most notable aspect of the appearance of the Gold Laced Polish is the crest. It is caused by a protuberance on the top of the head. They are medium-sized chickens with clean legs and feet.
Standard Weights: Rooster 6 lbs, Hen 4.5 lbs, Cockerel 5 lbs, Pullet 4 lbs
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: Continental