Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken

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Other common names: Appenzeller Spitzhauben; Appenzäller Spitzbube, Appenzelloise Huppée, Appenzeller Spitskuif, Appenzeller Moñuda, Appenzell con Ciuffo

The basics:
The Appenzeller is a breed of chicken which was developed in the Appenzell region of Switzerland. Appenzellers comes in two varieties: the Spitzhauben; and the Barthuhner. Outside of Switzerland, the Appenzeller Spitzhauben is the more popular variety, though it is still quite uncommon.

Types: Bantam and Largefowl
Varieties (V Comb): Black, Blue, Chamois Spangled, Gold Spangled, Silver Spangled
Uses: Eggs, Exhibition, Ornamental
Bantam: 500 - 800 grams
Largefowl: 3 - 4.5 lbs
Personality: Flighty, loves to free range. Will tame with regular handling.
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large


conversation pieces, loves people, dazzling personalities, good egg layers, good points coulor, flashy


Spike, cockerels, small white eggs, flighty


tiny yolks, 4H, Switzerland

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