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.