German Spitzhauben Chicken Breed Information and Chicken
German Spitzhauben Chicken Breed Information:
The Silver Spangled Spitzhauben chicken also known as Appenzeller Spitzhauben
(pointed hood) chicken, originated in Switzerland and is their national bird.
This chicken is very rare to the United States and not yet admitted to the
American Standard of Perfection. Noted characteristics are cavernous nostrils,
horn type comb and mid size forward-pointing head crest which gives them their
name. Cackle Hatchery imported 3 breeding roosters of the Appenzeller Silver
Spangle Spitzhaubens in 2013 to improve and work on our breeding program.
Traditionally in the states most Spitzhaubens have the crest going backward and
too much of a crest. Cackle Hatchery would like to be instrumental in correcting
this breeding issue with our own flock and hope others follow. We do not offer
for sale the Brabanter Chicken breed which has a beard. Spitzhauben chickens
are a good free range chicken and do not do well confined. They are active,
alert and like to roost in trees. Check out the chicken forum or chicken blog
for other breeding information on the Spitzhauben chicken. Cackle Hatchery
offers the Spitzhauben chicken for sale cheap as baby chicks (cheep, cheep).