Poland Club GB

The Poland Club of Great Britain

Welcome to The Poland Club GB Website

Can You Help With An Important Piece of Academic Research?


A number of Breed Clubs have recently been contacted by a group of academics who are currently undertaking a research project into chickens and their development over the years.  


They are keen to hear from breeders interested in helping them acquire dead specimens which will aid  them in building a skeletal reference collection of breeds that have been in existence since before 1800 - of which Polands are one.


They have already collected carcasses of Bantam Polands from one of our members, but they have been in contact again with Clare as they are in need of Large Fowl. So if any of you can help, or know of someone who can, please email Dr Richard Thomas at The University of Leicester.


The picture above shows a Poland skull compared with the skull of a regular non-crested chicken.


Full details of the project can be found here.

Kirsten Mitchell Takes The Honours at Reading While Herbert Lusby Wins at The Irish National.


Preliminary Results can be found on the Show Results Page.  


Well done to everyone who showed at Reading and Tipperary. 


Herbert only joined The Poland Club recently and so has certainly made his mark early.


And Kirsten joined straight after the show so welcome aboard both of you,

Linda Rupniak Wins Special Award at Northampton Spring Show


Congratulations to Linda on winning a Judges' Special Award at The Northampton & District Poultry Club's Show at Blisworth on February 16th 2014, with her White-Crested Black Female.


Full results are available here

The aim of this website is to promote the breed

as well as offering help and support to breeders and keepers of Polands.

On the site you will find valuable reference material relating to Polands. The site is in its infancy so please bear with us whilst we add many more articles over the coming months.

You need to be a member of the Poland Club to gain full access to the website which is not viewable unless a member - member only pages include:

  • Members only forum - for free help and advice. The forum is a place to visit if you have any questions regarding your birds - however simple the question may be please don't be shy just ask - we have lots of active committee members on here and we will help in any way that we can.
  • Access to photo gallery - the good the bad and the ugly... As well as some photos of some great birds we show you what to avoid in the breeding pen.
  • Members reference area - articles written by club members on welfare of Polands.
  • Members Newsletters- Features, articles, news and updates from the Poland Club - in 2014, as in 2013, we are hoping to produce 4 newsletters, and a Year Book (which will be available to those who are members on 31/10/14)
  • Members Workshops - gain valuable hands on experience with workshops held by repected breeders/judges.

Membership is only £8 year for single and £12 year for family which offers fantastic value. To cover the extra postage costs, Republic of Ireland membership is just £12, and it is only £18 for the Rest of The World.  This can be paid online through our Poland Club Shop.  

Don't be shy come and say hi in the Forum - introduce yourself and we will do our best to help you.

Wishing you all the very best of success in keeping Polands - whether it is for exhibition or fun - our aim is to cater for everyone's needs.

See you in the forum.

The Poland Club Committee.

 

Southport Spring Show Attracts Another Increased Poland Entry


There were 10 Polands on display at Holmeswood on February 15th, up from 4 last year, which once again is a very encouraging sign for the future.


Simone Lomax, entering only her 2nd Show, walked away with the honours and won Best of Breed with her Self-Black Hen.  Well done Simone!


However, there was also another notable performance from a Poland Club Member.  A certain gentleman, who wishes to remain nameless, donned an apron and did a fine job in the kitchen frying sausages and bacon and keeping up with demand all morning.  Best Sausage Barm I've had all year, Steve! 


Full Results

Poland Class at Clitheroe Sees a 600% Increase in Entries over 2013


There were 6 Polands penned at The North of England Championship Show at Clitheroe on Feb 8th 2014, compared to one sole entry last year!  With this encouraging increase, Steve Lane, a Poland Club Member, who is on the Committee there, has agreed to explore whether there can be a split Male/Female Class next year. 


It was lovely to see the experienced shower, and new Poland Club Member, Sian Elphick exhibiting one of her flock for the first time - a Female Chamois Frizzle, which, although uncarded, had lovely colouring and a nice, forward-curling crest.


One of the attractions of Clitheroe Shows is the Pure Breed Auction that takes place on the same day. There were approx 600 lots and it made for a very enjoyable few hours while judging was taking place. 2 pairs of Tolbunts were snapped up for £28 and £16.  A very nice pair of Silver-laced Bantams was sold for £40, while a pair of Self-whites raised an incredible £65!


Full results

Ulster Federation Show and The Derbyshire Championship Poultry Show

1st February 2014


Congratulations to James Weatherup in Ulster for winning Best Poland and Best Bantam Soft Feather Light with his Chamois Female.


And congratulations too to SA & G Hodge for winning Best Poland and Best Bantam Soft Feather Light at High Peak.


Full results from both shows are now available here.

Scottish National Poultry Show 2015 to Host Poland Club Regional Show


Following on from the great success enjoyed by Polands at the 2014 show (see results) and the excellent support from members travelling from far and wide, it has been decided to make this a Regional Show in 2015.


Over the coming months classes and prizes will be organised and announced meaning that hopefully this event will be even better supported next year.


The show takes place at Lanark Agricultural Centre on 17/18th January 2015 and this year had 4000 entries in total, including a sales section.



Northern Poultry Society - Championship Show - Halifax - 26th January 2014


Current Poultry Club President Andrew Wetters was the Championship Judge and is seen here inspecting SA & G Hodge's White Crested Black Bantam Female.


The "scores on the doors"  can be found on the Show Results Page.


Scottish National Poultry Show 18/19 January 2014


Congratulations to SA&G Hodge for winning Best Poland (And Best Soft Feather Light Bantam) with their White Crested Black Pullet.


The full rundown can be found on the Show Results page.


There was an excellent entry of 32 penned birds from 8 different exhibitors.

Federation Championships 2013 (Regional Show)

Judge - Paul Kerfoot

Best Poland - Paul Lutkin - Large White Crested Black Female

Reserve, Best Bantam, Best Self  - Paul Lutkin - Bantam Self White Female

Best Opp Sex - Brian Millar - Bantam White Crested Black Male

Best Bantam White Crested Black Female - Nicole Ball

Best Laced - Simon Pickles - Bantam Chamois Female

Best Silver Laced - Jean Wall - Bantam Female

Best Gold Laced - Simon Pickles - Bantam Female

Best Frizzle - Brian Millar - Bantam White Crested Black

Best Laced Frizzle - Jean Wall - Bantam Silver Laced Female

Best Trio - Brian Millar - White Crested Black Frizzle

Best Non-Standard - Steve Lane - Large Tolbunt Female

Best Juvenile - Nicole Ball - Bantam White Crested Black Male

Best Novice - Simon Pickles


Thank you to everyone who entered, to our Judge, to all those who donated the new trophies, and to everyone who stopped by the stand, came to look at the birds and generally supported The Poland Club.


Congratulations also to Paul Lutkin who went on to win Best Large Soft Feather Light and was therefore placed on Champions Row.  You did the breed proud.


We had entries from two of our juvenile members - N Ball and A Higginson.  Thank you so much.


We were selling Poland Booklets, Club Yearbooks, Poland Club badges and Poland Club Christmas Fudge on the stand and are pleased to say that £106 was raised from these.  Thank you to everyone who bought these.


Another £60 came in from new and renewing members.  May we welcome Sian Elphick, Meg Jackson and Herbert Lusby to the club. 


We were also particularly pleased to be awarded 4th Place in the Breed Stand Competition out of nearly 60 entries. 




                                 Poland Club Xmas Stand Federation Championships 2013

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