Appenzeller-Spitzhauben

Appenzeller-Spitzhauben

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Appenzeller-Spitzhauben



The Appenzeller Spitzhauben is named after the lace bonnets worn in the Appenzell region of Switzerland, its country of origin. The name ‘Spitzhauben’ means ‘pointed hat or bonnet’ The breed is sometimes also referred to as the ‘Pointed Hood’. It has a crest and V-shaped comb. The breed is mainly recognised in three colours:- Silver Spangled, Gold Spangled and Black. In the UK the Appenzeller is a relatively new breed, having been introduced in 1982 by Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire,(now the Dowager Duchess). The Appenzeller is a small, exceedingly active alert and hardy breed, and happiest when provided with plenty of space, rather then being enclosed in a small pen, They will forage for most of their own food if given the chance, and are quite cold-hardy. The Appenzeller is an early-maturing breed, the hens come into lay at about five months and provide a good supply of small white eggs.


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Breed Characteristics:

Key:  1 = low,   5 = high

  • Class:  Bantam
  • Purpose:  Exhibition/Laying
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