The History of the Poland Breed

The Poland is a very unusual chicken! It is also called the Polish (mainly in America) and the Padua.

The Poland is a European breed of chicken known for its crest of feathers, which sets it apart from any other breed.

The name of these birds is a misnomer, as they do not originate in the country of Poland. Instead, the oldest accounts of crested chickens comes from the Netherlands. Mentioned in literature as early as the sixteenth century, Polish Chickens are a very old breed. The Poland breed probably originated in Eastern Europe, but nothing is truly known about its origins. Polands were brought from Asia in to which is now southern Russia by Mongols and other invading tribes under their rule. They were then brought in to Poland and kept in villages and by nobles and were distributed further in to Western Europe by Germans who lived and worked in Poland, Germany, Holland, England and Italy’s Padua city.

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