BUFF LACED POLISH
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Buff Laced Polish Rooster.
Buff Laced Polish Hen.
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really enjoy this breed for a pet. They are docile and easy going, friendly too.
Buff Laced Polish chicks.
A non-bearded Polish hen.
A good picture showing the color and lacing pattern of the feathers.
A bearded Polish hen Good picture of the hen's crest.
A young Polish rooster.
Adult Buff Laced non-bearded Polish rooster.
A top view of the rooster's crest.