Poland hen

[English] plural Poland hens

Well. I for one could not eat this delightful bird. Fortunately it is most often used for showing. It is a light breed of hen, sprightly and erect with a long back and a large head with a full crest or tuft of feathers on top. The breed is a very old Polish breed which was first shown in London in 1845. The bird show in the picture is a famously daft one.