Polish Chicken

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Other

Gender: Male





Hen brooding behavior


Foraging ability


Tolerance for heat


Tolerance for cold


Meat quantity


Egg quantity


Large eggs


Colorful eggs


Beautiful Boy


United States

Posted May 30, 2015

We acquired Jerky in January. I had decided that with the troubles we had been having due to high mongoose numbers we needed a roo to protect our flock. He was only with us a short while before his cocky nature resulted in his early demise.

Right off the bat I had great pride in ownership with Jerky. He was beautiful! Most roosters are well known for their bold patterns and vibrant coloring, but this bird had a different type of appeal. I found his mop top and soft coloring to more match my style.

Jerky was a cocky fella, as I mentioned. He strutted his stuff around the ladies all day long. He wasn't terribly talkative, mostly crowing in the morning and anytime a mongoose came near. He was slightly aggressive as roosters tend to be, but not terribly so. The children could walk near him without fear of being attacked, but I still tried to keep the kids at a distance just in case.

Whether from his foofy hair, or simply a natural attribute, Jerky had very poor eyesight. That coupled with his overconfident nature was really what lost him his life. Though he would crow when a mongoose neared, it wasn't until they were almost upon him that he could even see them. One day all that was left of him was a pile of feathers.

I didn't have the chance to experience anything negative from this breed. I would certainly like to have another at some point. But in the meantime, I do plan on acquiring a different breed of roo to see if a different roo will better watch the brood.

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