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Appenzeller Barthuhner Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seramachick8, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everybody! I searched for a Barthuhner thread and didn't find one! Since the breed has been released to the public, I decided it was time for one!!! Many people are probably wondering what this is! Well for a summary, they originated in Switzerland and pretty much went extinct until someone decided to try to save the breed. They are still very rare everywhere in the world. They come in black and partridge. They lay white eggs. My information came from greenfirefarms.com, the original importers.

    Anyways, I'm expecting a pair of partridge to come in any day! Here are some pictures from the greenfire farms website


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    I think they look SO cool! So post pictures, comments and whatever! I'll be posting pictures when they get here!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Though I don't have any of my own, I think Appenzeller Barthuhners are such cool birds!! I Can't wait to see more pics on this thread, they really are cool birds. Though you don't see them around much!!
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  3. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here they are!!!! Hansel and Gretel the Partridge Appenzeller Barthuhners!


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  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Can you sex them like the Welsummers at hatching?
     
  5. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, they have to be 6-8 weeks old to sex
     
  6. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that before the males comb turned red, it got a point at the top. He is also much bigger than her
     
  7. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Hi guys, just wanted to post pictures of my new babies!!!


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  8. McCormack Farms

    McCormack Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice! Here's some of mine.

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  9. crazypetlady

    crazypetlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine as well I'm hoping for eggs soon!!


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  10. McCormack Farms

    McCormack Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL, chickens on the couch! Hoping for eggs from mine soon as well, 4 months old now, anybody have any that are laying yet?
     

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