Chicken Breed Focus - Appenzeller Spitzhauben

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge True BYC Addict

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    I like hearing that they are perhaps friendlier than my loudmouthed Hamburgs. LOVE her crazy hair.
     
  2. RedBreasted

    RedBreasted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting bird. I like the fluff on the head. I don't see any of these breeds in Idaho. Looks rare...
     
  3. CrazyChickLady7

    CrazyChickLady7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE mine.they are so sweet and gentle. Always the first to snuggle and the last to leave. 5 star personality wise [​IMG]
     
  4. Farmgirlmaggie

    Farmgirlmaggie New Egg

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    Can I purchase AppenzellerSpitzhauben in the USA and will they do ok in central North Carolina?
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Meyers Hatchery has them but I think right now they only have males. If you don't mind hatchery quality, you could check back with them later.
     
  6. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're going to buy hatchery birds, you're much better off going to Cackle - they've been importing Spitz roosters the last couple of years. That being said, we're probably too late in the year to get chicks from any of the big guys.
     
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  7. Sarah4

    Sarah4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's my 4 month old hen. She came from a place where there were a lot of chickens and I think they all plucked her tail feathers out. Will they grow back? Her beak is also crooked. Poor girl she has had a rough life but she is in good hands now.
     
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  8. CrazyChickLady7

    CrazyChickLady7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should grow back. It is easier and faster for them to grow back their feathers if you give them extra protein and veggies.
     
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  9. RezChamp

    RezChamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gorgeous.
    I've owned the silver before.(actually they owned me because I was willing to stay up all night on a couple of occasions to see and destroy whatever it was that was predating them.)
    I have never seen the gold before. OMG[​IMG].The black tail..... ummm hmmmm.

    They did well enough here in Central Manitoba where it usually gets to -30*C during any given Dec., & Jan. with about a week of -40to-45 and the occasional -50 and a bit lower.[​IMG]
    They laid all winter.
    Friendly little buggers too. Approachable and personable unlike my RIR's.
    But yes them golds are sure gorgeous.
    Thanks for the pix everyone.[​IMG]
     
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  10. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake


    I think the two breeds are very similar.
     

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