anyone have spitzhaubens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sheeshshe, May 8, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    OK, I saw a picture of these fellows and I must say they crack me up in the photo. something about their funky hairdo ya know? its like a messy hair day that just makes me chuckle...

    Im thinking one day getting one just for the fun of it because I know they'd make me smile [​IMG]

    If you have any, how do you like them?
  2. emartin

    emartin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    I have 3 chicks supposedly all pullets from a feed store that got them from Ideal Poultry.

    Right now they are close to 3-4 weeks and are very tiny chicks... So far they are all getting the mohawk feathers and one is getting some really nice spangling all ready!

    I have no experience with them as adults but from what I have been told they aren't as flighty as Leghorns but they can't stand confinement.

    Hope that helps,
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Mine has no problem with confinement of a coop and small run. In cages, that would be a different matter.

    Mine are not tiny, they are about the same size for a Hamburg chick and grow up to be good sized birds.

    I love mine and I have gotten some from Ideal, some from Julie Gabbard and some from CarlaOk's. They are all beautiful but had to cull HEAVY due to their Polish heads and wrong spangling patterns. It is a new breed but an old importation here in the US. Spitz have been around since 1950's and its alot of work needed to be improved.

    Get some, you wont be sorry!
  4. Got5Chicks

    Got5Chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2009
    New Mexico
    I ordered Spitzhaubens from Gabbard Farms last Fall...... They are beautiful and my hatch went really well.. I got 70%.. I was very very happy .. Julie is so nice to work with.. She went out of her way for me and helped me tremendously... I will order from them every year from now on............. My friends do too......

    I am waiting for their Light Sussex!!..she said they will be ready this Fall...... I cant wait! [​IMG]
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I heard they are a bit flightier but are somewhat docile with training. Our pullet is one of the more anti-social so far but I'm hoping to change that. I'm also prepared to clip wings when the time comes. [​IMG] Spitzs are supposed to be fond of roosting in trees.

    At 4 days old:


    Cruella DeVil at 5 weeks old:


  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:Yes Julie DOES go out of her way to make you happy! I love my pair but unfortunately I could not keep the roo but happy to keep the girl!
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    I have a small group of Spitz. I really like them. Mine are not flighty.

  8. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Franklin, MA
    I ordered two pullets and a cockerel from My Pet Chicken so my little ones are approx 4 weeks old. I really enjoy them. They are starting to show the spangles. Mine are quite friendly and enjoy interaction with people without flipping out. Laid back group [​IMG]
    Here are some photos:
  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    I've got a pair, not nutsy at all the hen lays just about every day.

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