This breed was thought to have originally come from the Netherlands but got its name when it was transported from Poland and introduced to England. This very old domesticated breed of poultry is mentioned as early as the sixteenth century in history. Several varieties were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection from 1874-1996. The Polish breed is noted for being one of the most beautiful and ornamental breeds. They are prized exhibition and show fowl. The bearded and non-bearded of each variety can be found at shows throughout the United States. The Silver Laced Polish chicken is the most striking in appearance of the "Poland Fowls." They have a full crest of feathers that grow out of a knob on the skull and large cavernous nostrils. Their plumage is silvery white, each feather laced with lustrous black. Breeders have worked for years to perfect the black lacing in the feathers. Hens lay small white eggs and are non-setters.
CountryMax is Western and Central New York's largest supplier of poultry to backyard enthusiasts. In addition to many varieties available for special order, we carry a variety of standard store-stocked breeds from March to April in our stores. It is recommended that you contact your local store directly if you are interested in purchasing polish breeds because they may have them on hand in store immediately. For all other special orders of poultry, the minimum order is 15 birds PER BREED-after 15, any number, i.e. 16, 21, 32 can be ordered. CountryMax is unable to order in quantities less than 10, and we cannot split orders. Orders will be shipped from the hatchery as available, so CountryMax does not make any promise or imply delivery dates whatsoever. Please note in the comment box your desired ship date and we will make every effort to accommodate but we are at the mercy of hatching dates from the hatchery.
Payment is due with order. No refunds will be given once orders have been placed with the hatchery. Customer must pick up chicks within 2 days following notification of chick delivery or order will be added to store stock and sold. CountryMax does not assume liability for chicks after they leave the premises. CountryMax will do everything we can to correctly identify chick breeds upon pickup, but customer is responsible for making sure correct breed is taken at pickup. The hatchery guarantees a 90% accurate sexing rate- if mis-sexed birds total 10% or more of your order, they must be reported to CountryMax within 16 weeks of pickup. IMPORTANT: SPECIAL ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY FROM HATCHERY- PLEASE NOTE PREFERRED SHIP DATE AT PURCHASE AND WE WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH EXACT TIMEFRAME WHEN WE HEAR FROM THE HATCHERY.</P