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12 Greenfire Farms Day-Old White Crested Cuckoo Polish Chicks
The winner of this auction will receive 12 or more unsexed day-old white crested cuckoo Polish chicks, a flamboyant breed we recently imported from the Netherlands.
Polish chickens are so outrageous in their appearance that for many years they have been popular in America’s backyard flocks. Typically, we’re drawn to the “peasant breeds” of chickens; hardy free-range survivors who elevate function over form. But, a few years ago we visited a large poultry show in Europe, and we were blown away by the quality and flamboyant good looks of some white crested cuckoo Polish that were on exhibit and ultimately received high scores from the picky European judges. There was just something cool about them that made it hard to look away. We were so impressed by the quality of these birds that we made arrangements to import the birds from the Netherlands despite the fact that this breed is well-represented in America.
Despite their name, Polish chickens are believed to have originated in the Netherlands centuries ago. It’s possible “Polish” is not derived from a misplaced association with the country of Poland but instead stems from the Middle Dutch word pol which means “head;” a reference to their astounding feathered crests. At any rate, the breed has been around for more than half a millennium. Paintings from as early as the 15th Century depict birds similar to Polish.
On our farm the white crested cuckoo Polish has proven to be a hardy bird despite their decidedly non-utilitarian features. As soon as they hatch the beginnings of the signature feather crests are evident on the chicks. The roosters have a crest that cascades from the head in a manner similar to the dreadlocks of the monster in the movie Predator, and the hens have an almost perfectly round crest that makes them look like animated Q-Tips. The hens also lay an abundance of small- to medium-sized white eggs, and the feather crests if left untrimmed so obscure the fields of vision that they are easy to catch, which is a good thing, because the birds seem to enjoy being held.
The pictures on this auction represent the quality of the stock that Greenfire Farms is currently working with. The winning bidder will receive 12 or more unsexed day-old chicks. They will be vaccinated for Marek's. These chicks will be shipped within three weeks of the close of this auction. We guarantee live delivery and the health of the chicks for 72 hours after you receive them. The auction winner pays an additional $35 in shipping costs.
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