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German Spitzhauben


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Day old German Spitzhauben chicks

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German Spitzhauben Chicken Breed



German Spitzhauben Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts

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).

Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: Miscellaneous Class

  • Weights -   Hen-----4 lbs         Rooster------5 lbs
                    Pullet---3 lbs         Cockerel----4 lbs

  • Purpose - Egg Laying

  • Egg Shell Color - White

  • Egg Production - Fair, approximately 156 eggs per yr

  • Country of Origin -Switzerland

  • APA: -No

  • ALBC: -Not Listed 

  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “ Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure German Spitzhauben since 1991.

 Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Straight Run Only

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed variety/color St Run chicks are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age. You MUST have a minimum total order of 15 chicks. 

Breed  Group Quantity Per Chick Price
To Purchase
German Spitzhauben Straight Run 5 2.85 14.25
German Spitzhauben Straight Run 10 2.80 28.80
German Spitzhauben Straight Run 15 2.70 40.50
German Spitzhauben Straight Run 25 2.55 63.75

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