Colors: Spangled Eggs: Off-White Temperament: Calm Appenzeller SpitzhaubensAppenzeller Spitzhaubens are one of two Appenzeller breeds. These are spangled like hamburgs, have a "V" comb, and a topknot that is supposed to be upright and face forward, not floppy like Polish. They are not lap chickens, but they are not flighty either. Weighing in at about 4 pounds with off-white eggs. Butch (below) is not aggressive at all, and one breeder said she has only had one aggressive rooster in the three years she has been raising them.
They have been shown in Europe for quite a while, but are not recognized by the APA.
More info on this breed coming soon...
"Butch", Spitzhauben rooster submitted by Carla Allen:
Here are some pictures of Carla's Spitzhauben hens. You can tell from the picture of the single hen how the topknot should look. The feathers on the hens' topknots are rounded while the roos are spiked (Polish crests are the same).