- Golden Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken
The Golden Spangled Spitzhauben, also known as Golden Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben chicken, originated in Switzerland and is their national bird. This chicken is very rare in 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 give them their name. Cackle Hatchery® has developed our own breeding stock from the Dick Dickerson seed stock. Traditionally in the States most Spitzhauben 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.
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Miscellaneous Class
- Weights - Hen-----4 lbs Rooster------5 lbs
Pullet---3 lbs Cockerel----4 lbs
- Purpose and Type - Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color - White
- Egg Production - Fair, approximately 156 eggs per yr
- Egg Size: Small-Medium
- Temperament: Active/Flighty
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Variable
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin - Switzerland
- APA: No
- ALBC: Not Listed
- BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Gold Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhaubens since 2015.
Love all 5 of them Review by Suz
I received 5 total chicks-3 hens and 2 roosters! Great healthy chicks!!
All beautiful in markings and true to the breed. Thanks so much!! (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Friendly birds... Review by Lee
Cackle Hatcherys Golden Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chickens are the closest to the breed standard (APA) that we have found. Very friendly, curious birds that love to free range and do well with confinement during the winter months. Highly recommend!
(Posted on 12/10/2019)
Gorgeous, sweet rooster Review by Virginia M
Received a Golden Spangled cockerel as part of the Rare Breed Special back in May 2019.
At 3 months, he started crowing. At 6 months old, he has grown out into a beautiful bird, and is very sweet to the hens. He lives in a mixed flock with other roosters, and gets along well with them.
We are strongly considering ordering several more of these next year! (Posted on 11/25/2019)
Beautiful Chickens Review by cherrywillow
I ended up with 2 roos and a hen. They are so pretty. They look so elegant (Posted on 9/13/2018)
Great Website Review by Paul
Great website, plenty of excellent info,I will be ordering from you soon. (Posted on 8/17/2017)
Beautiful Birds! Review by Nikki
Love this breed! I received a hen and rooster in the Surprise box....They are one of the prettiest birds I have seen! I can't get over how stunning my rooster is.... and my hen she is just as pretty! Love their tuffs/bouffants on the tops of their heads! I wish I could attach pics of my birds they are so pretty! (Posted on 8/22/2016)