Golden Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken

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  • Golden Spangled Appenzeller 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.

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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Not Applicable
  • 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 – Good, approximately 220-280 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
  • TLC: Threatened Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Gold Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhaubens since 2015.


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.

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

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6 reviews for Golden Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken

  1. Suz

    Love all 5 of them

    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!!

  2. Lee

    Friendly birds…

    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!

  3. Virginia M

    Gorgeous, sweet rooster

    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!

  4. cherrywillow

    Beautiful Chickens

    I ended up with 2 roos and a hen. They are so pretty. They look so elegant

  5. Paul

    Great Website

    Great website, plenty of excellent info,I will be ordering from you soon.

  6. Nikki

    Beautiful Birds!

    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!

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