Sultan

Very Friendly, Calm, Quiet

Recognized Color Varieties

White

Breed Traits

Sultan chickens are bred for their distinguishing characteristics as exhibition birds. They have a v-shaped red comb, large nostrils, a full crest, face muffling including a beard, vulture hocks, profuse shank and toe feathering, and a fifth toe on each foot. They are a slightly smaller bird with hens filling out at approximately 4 pounds, and roosters reaching about 6 pounds. 

Breed History

Sultans are primarily an ornamental breed of poultry that originated in Southeastern Europe and found favor with Turkish rulers. They were first recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874. 

Quick Facts

Peak Egg Production

Poor: Approx 50

Egg Size

Small

Egg Color

White

Tolerant of Confinement

Yes

Cold Hardy

No

Heat Tolerant

Yes

Broody

No

American Poultry Association

All Other Standard Breeds

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