Appenzellers (Spitzhaubens) vs. Brabanters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amazondoc, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Okay, another breed comparison --

    Is anyone here familiar with both Appenzellers (also called Spitzhaubens) and Brabanters?

    I know the major physical differences. Brabanters are larger and have beards as well as crests. But how about personality and egg-laying differences?

    Any input would be welcomed, thanks!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't have any but I do know there are some on here that do. Best of luck on your search!
     
  3. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am patiently waiting for a reply too. I have both in the bator ready to hatch today. I am wondering the differences!! [​IMG]
     
  4. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Where did you get yours? We may have to be the ones who do the comparisons for the other forum members!
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I only got Spitzhaubens but they are only over two months old so its a matter of time to see the difference. I am sure that Carla from OK and AllenRanch can tell you the difference because she raises both breeds.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    DipsyDoodleDoo has Spitzhaubens I believe.
     
  7. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I got mine from okcarla! They are pipping as I type [​IMG] I am so excited to have them get here. I did find 3 Spitz at Rural King. I wish I would have know what they were! I would have bought all of them!!! I dont know what gender they are. I know nothing about these breeds.
     
  8. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Appenzeller Spitzhaubens are a breed from Switzerland. They have a crest and V comb, are fairly independent and can sometimes be flighty. They are good flyers and love to be up high. As a breed, the roos are non-agressive.

    Brabanters are a Dutch breed with a full beard (front and up the side of the neck) and a V comb. Toward the beginning of the 1900s they were becoming extinct and too inbred so were crossed with the Dutch Owlbeard to improve the breed. They are also a little flighty, but I find them more docile and curious than the Spitz. The quality of Brabanters in the US is poor, most coming from Ideal Poultry. However, there are a few independent Brabanter breeders in the US, if you can find them.

    They are two entirely different breeds.
     
  9. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Thanks for the post!

    And how does one find these "independent breeders"? I have located a breeder not too far away from whom I could buy some stock (brabanters), but I think she got hers from Ideal.
     
  10. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I found a breeder through the Rare_Chickens Yahoo group, but he doesn't have email. I had to go through a third party, and he hasn't returned any calls. I don't think I even have the phone# anymore.

    Ask if you go to any poutry shows.
     

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