Appenzeller Spitzhauben

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tx_dane_mom, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Is this breed available anywhere in the US?
    Thanks,
    Kristi
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have seen breeders of the spitz in both the US and Canada. Have even seen hatching eggs on eggbid and ebay. So they are out there.
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Thanks. I did a search for them & nothing came up as far as hatcheries...so I thought maybe it was rare or something.
    I appreciate it.
    Kristi
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are rare. Have to search out breeders if you want some.
     
  5. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In case others are wondering, here is a picture I found of an Appenzeller Spitzhauben rooster.

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  6. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Dipsy Doodle Doo on the BYC site raises them.....
     
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  7. Hi! I had some, but sold them [​IMG]
    Mine came from Cris in IN (Hoosierchick). I think Carla in TX (AllenWranch) raises them too.

    Lisa
     
  8. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allen Wranch , a moderator raises them. Believe they are in the hill country area.

    Sorry dipsy , did not read your whole post
     
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  9. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Spitzhauben's. I have 4 females and one male named Henry. My girls just started laying about 5 weeks ago. They are going through the molt in the second picture of Henry and of the newer photos. Ya'll know how ugly chickens look when they're molting. Here are some pics:

    This is Henry
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    Some older and newer pics of the girls
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    This one is my Spitzhauben and Tolbunt Polish pullets
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  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Thanks guys! I PM'd 2 of them, but I can't find a 'HoosierChick' to PM. Is there some other name? I really do have alot of interest in these birds. I guess my bird taste is alot like my dog taste [​IMG] (For those who know nothing about me, I am comparing this bird to my Harlequin Great Dane)
    Kristi
     

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