Golden Spangled Spitzhauben
Appenzeller Spitzhauben are considered a large fowl class but are small to medium in size. They lay approximately 156 medium white eggs per year.They are very active and inquisitive foragers. Fertility tends to be very high for this breed. The breed is also cold hardy.
The Golden Spangled Spitzhauben, also known as Golden Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben chicken, originated in Switzerland and is their national bird. Appenzeller Spitzhauben are considered a large fowl class but are unusually small to medium in size. They are very active and inquisitive foragers. They lay approximately 156 medium white eggs per year. Fertility tends to be very high for this breed. The breed is also cold hardy.
The Golden Spangled Spitzhauben is very rare in the United States and not yet admitted to the American Standard of Perfection, and many members of the American gene pool have defects. Noted characteristics are cavernous nostrils, horn type comb and mid-size forward-pointing head crest which give them their name. Many in the States most Spitzhauben have the crest going backward and too much of a crest. Other common defects that Egg Well Farm wants to work on is making sure they have blue legs and to make sure the rooster’s comb is properly separated into the ideal split horn-type comb.
Anyone who loves chickens will be delighted by their beauty, and personality. Egg Well Farm would like to be instrumental in not only correcting breeding issue but also make them more available and hope others will join us with these goals.
In my opinion: I’m pleasantly surprised by how sweet this breed is. Whenever they free range they tend to hang close to our location. They have even waited on the porch for us come back out. They do tend to stay outside until they can barely see to get back to their coop. We find it works best to have a light on in the coop to help them find their way back home.