Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben

(1 customer review)

As low as: $17.90

Hatching on September 27, 2023

Order now for estimated delivery by September 30, 2023.

  • 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: Threatened 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 and hope to offer chicks for sale by 2023. Meanwhile you might like 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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1 review for Chamois Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben

  1. 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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