Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben

(2 customer reviews)

As low as: $17.90

Hatching on June 24, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 27, 2024.

  • Chamois Spangled Spitzhauben – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Seasonal/Shipped Mid Feb thru Mid August.
Maximum of 10 per order


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Not applicable
  • Weights: Hen — 3.5 lbs
    Rooster — 4.5 lbs
    Pullet — 3 lbs
    Cockerel — 3.5 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Ornamental
  • Egg Shell Color: White
  • Egg Production: Fair, approximately 150-180 eggs per yr
  • Egg Size: 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
  • TLC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhaubens since 2021.


Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben

The Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben comes from the Appenzell region of Switzerland. It has golden-buff plumage with white spangles, a slate gray beak and shanks, and a V comb, It also sports a crest with forward-facing feathers, from which it derives its name. A spitzhauben is a pointed lady’s bonnet traditionally worn in Appenzell.

Spitzhaubens tend to be a bit more talkative than other chicken breeds. They are also active and alert, and fly well. They are exceptional foragers that like to spend time exploring the outdoors. This breed is truly an all-climate chicken that is winter hardy and also does well in warm, humid weather.

Spitzhauben hens start laying at about 5 months of age. They are one of the few chickens that naturally lay eggs during winter months. The hens may or may not brood, but when they do they make excellent mothers.

At Cackle Hatchery® we have been developing our strain of Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhaubens since 2021. We also offer  our Silver Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhaubens or our Golden Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhaubens.

For more information about this breed check out our blog Breed Spotlight: Appenzeller Spitzhaubens


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2 reviews for Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben

  1. Ren

    I ordered 3 chicks of each color Spitzhaubens and picked them up from Cackle in April. I must say that the gals working there are super nice, helpful and professional!
    There was an extra chick in the order. ALL were healthy and active, flighty at first.
    Wound up with 1 silver roo, one creamy colored pullet and a silver pullet, who I suspect is actually a Polish because she has a ball of feathers on her head. She’s also super friendly and seeks us out so she can ride on our shoulders.
    1 Chamois roo, and 3 pullets (who refuse to go willingly in the coop)
    2 Golden roos and 1 pullet.
    They are all curious birds, with the pullets being pretty friendly, the roos get along so far and haven’t challenged us yet.
    I have to add that the Spitzhaubens were integrated in with, Bielefelder, Speckled Sussex and Cherry Egger pullets that are 4weeks older. No squabbling.
    Love these chickens and love Cackle Hatchery!!

  2. Tricia Hayes

    So happy I decided to get a couple of these. First off I would like to say Cackle is top notch and did an amazing job shipping all my chicks! All 4 of my orders arrived in 2 days (MO to NY) and everyone arrived healthy and happy with no losses. ALL chicks (not just the rare ones) were shipped with care with heat packs, feed etc. GREAT job Cackle! I ordered 3 of these Chamois Spitz’s and received 4. These guys are the absolute sweetest chicks in the brooder. When I put my hand in the brooder all the chicks shy away except these guys, they will come right over all inquisitive. They love their little heads rubbed and will happily sit in your hand eyes closed enjoying it. So cute! They are a week old already and doing great. I can already tell these guys are going to be a favorite of mine. Thanks Cackle!

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