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Spitzhauben Chickens

Spitzhauben

The Silver Spangled Spitzhauben chicken also known as Appenzeller Spitzhauben, originated in Switzerland is their national bird. This chicken is very rare to the United States and not yet admitted to the American Standard of Perfection.





Characteristics: An active, ornamental bird that actually flies fairly well for a chicken. Originally bred for steep mountanous terrain, they are good climbers and foragers. Like to roost in trees espcially during cold snaps. Boast a single pointed hood, with feathers defined as crazy in a "Cruella de Vil" sort of way.

  • Standard Weights: Cock-6-1/2 pounds; hen-5 pounds; cockerel-5 pounds; pullet-4 pounds.
  • Egg Shell Color: White
  • Use: Egg Producer
  • Origin: Switzerland




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Ameraucana - American Game - Ancona - Andalusian - Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Araucana - Aseel - Australorp - Barnevelder - Brabanter - Brahma - Buckeye - Buttercups - Campine - Catalana - Chantecler - Cochin - Cornish - Crevecoeur - Cubalaya - Cuckoo Maran - Delaware - Dominique - Dorking - Faverolles - Fayoumis - Frizzle - Game - Modern - Game - Old English - Hamburg - Holland - Houdan - Iowa Blue - Java - Jersey Giant - Lakenvelder - Langshan - La Fleche - Lamonas - Leghorn - Malay - Manx Rumpie - Minorca - Naked Neck-turken - New Hampshire Red - Norwegian Jaerhon - Orloff - Orpington - Phoenix - Plymouth Rock - Polish - Redcap - Rhode Island Red - Sicilian Buttercup - Silver Krainekoppe - Spitzhauben - Star - Sultan - Sumatra - Sussex - Vorwerk - Welsummer - White Faced Black Spanish - Wyandotte - Yokohama