Sultans


"Helmet," my Sultan cock
Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol

Sultans, which come in both bantam and standard, are one of the more unique breeds of poultry. In addition to a full crest, muff and beard, they have heavily feathered shanks with vulture hocks (a disqualification in most breeds), five toes, and a small, V-shaped comb. Although originating in southeastern Europe, they became very popular in Turkey, where they were known as the "Sultan's Fowl."


Breed clubs:

Polish Breeders' Club includes the Sultan
Jim Parker
RR #6, 3232 Schooler Road
Cridersville, OH 45806
e-mail: polishman@woh.rr.com

The Crested Breeds Club of Australia


Head shot of a Sultan rooster
Photo courtesy of Ivan Petersen

"Lotus," Shahbazin's bantam Sultan hen
Photo courtesy of Shahbazin

A Black Sultan rooster
Photo © Larry Reynolds at www.dogpix.com

A good pair of sultans
Photo courtesy of Owen Goodfellow

A flock of Sultans
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A Sultan bantam hen
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Shamp


A young Sultan bantam


Sultan pullets
Left photo courtesy of Lisa Feitshans, right photo courtesy of Brian Reeder

Sultan roosters
Photos courtesy of Ivan Petersen

A Sultan roo from Germany
Photo courtesy of Sascha Michel

Another Sultan male
Photo courtesy of S. Flude, M. Weston and the Silkie Club of the UK

"Sulley," a 5-month-old Sultan cockerel
Photo courtesy of Lana Percival

"Duchess," a Sultan pullet
Photo courtesy of Heather Dunaway

A Sultan male from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Annette Adolfsson

Another Sultan female, this one from the UK
Photo courtesy of Sue Flude

A Sultan rooster from Israel
Photo © Boris D. Rosenthal

A 4-month-old Sultan bantam cockerel
Photo courtesy of Carolyn Punola

A Sultan hen with a chick
Photo courtesy of Boris D. Rosenthal


A Sultan chick
Photo courtesy of Frances A. Bassom

The head of a Sultan chick
Photo courtesy of Ivan Petersen


A Sultan bantam chick
Photo courtesy of Linda Brenner


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