Gold Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicks

Gold Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicks

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Gold Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben Straight Run Chicks

Hatch date 11/15

The Appenzeller is a breed of chicken originating in Appenzell region of Switzerland. The Appenzeller comes in two varieties. The Spitzhauben variety, meaning "pointed bonnet", has a V-comb and feather crests in males and females. The word 'spitzhauben' derives from a ceremonial hat worn by the women in the Appenzeller region in Switzerland. The breed was imported into America by a doctor. The Barthuhner ("bearded hen") has a rose comb and no crest. Spitzhauben are recognized by the EE Standard commission in the following colours: silver spangled, gold spangled, lemon spangled,chamois spangled, pure black and pure blue. Bearded Appenzeller are recognized in blue laced, black, and wild colour (black red)They are mostly a show breed, but are decent egg layers. They lay 150 eggs a year, egg weight is 55 gram. There is also a Bantam variety.