I'm getting some spitzhauben!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WelshHarlequinDuck, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. WelshHarlequinDuck

    WelshHarlequinDuck New Egg

    Jul 16, 2008
    [​IMG] Whoopeee!! I haven't actully seen them yet so if they are sickly or poor looking I won't bring them home but I actually found someone near me with some for sale.

    The Appenzeller Spitzhauben has been my most favorite breed of chicken since I had one for years growing up. I showed her in 4-h for at least 3 years as a polish cross because we didn't know what she was. She came with a mixed batch of rare breed chicks. One year a judge finally told us what she was, and while not in the standard he gave me a purple ribbon because he said she was the best spitz he had ever seen [​IMG] Mohawk was also our petting zoo hen since she was so tame and lived to be 10 years old. She was the coolest chicken ever.

    Anyway, I'm very excited to see these chickens and hopefully bring a couple home. Now I have to figure out a quarantine area.......
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  2. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I'm happy for you [​IMG]

    I googled the breed and they sure are pretty. Hope all goes well at the farm where you're getting her.
  3. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    They are really cool looking! Good luck!
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Make sure they dont look like Polish because some folks pass them up as Spitzhaubens. If they got the polish heads, pass them up.
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I love Spitzhaubens. Best of luck![​IMG]
  6. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    I don't know what these birds look like but I want one just so I can I have Spitzhaubens!
    Spitzhaubens, Spitzhaubens, Spitzhaubens. Yeah I like saying that! [​IMG]
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Well you're suckered into this breed! [​IMG] Welcome!

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