Cackle Hatchery? has the White variety of the Sultan breed. The breed is noted for its beautiful plumage and are quite docile and friendly. They do well in confinement but are often bullied by other breeds if kept in flocks with other breeds. White Sultans got their name because they were once favored by the rulers of Turkey. Originated in Southeastern Europe but bred in Turkey and came to England by way of Istanbul in 1854. Distinct features are head crested feathers, feathered muff, feathered beard, feathered shanks and a fifth toe. Admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.