Polish chicken, also known as “Paduans” have a hugecrest of feathers growing from a cone on top of their heads. These feathers may grow to an extend whichimpairs their eyesight, which makes them easy pray toa wide variety of predators including men. When finding their food becomes difficult some pruning ofthese feathers around their eyes might be necessary.Some are bearded, and many have a colour patternwhereby individual feathers are banded by a differentcolour. Their origin is Europe (Polish from the Netherlands and Paduans from Italy), where they are mainly kept as ornamental or show birds these days, but originallythey were layers, laying acceptable numbers of whiteeggs. A bantam variety is much smaller than the usual breedstandards suggest and make nice, hardy and easy to keep pets. Some hens will become broody and then willrear their chicks with much care.Choosing from all the dwarf varieties of chicken theyare a good choice for beginners and will most certainly be a colourful complement to any garden.