Welcome to the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Society's website. We hope you enjoy looking through the following pages dedicated to this wonderful breed.
We are currently in the process of updating the pages so please bear with us whilst this happens.
The Appenzeller Spitzhauben is available in both Large fowl and Bantam versions. The Large fowl of this breed are not a very big bird at all with adult males only expected to reach a maximum weight of 2Kg. The breed is often referred to as 'flighty' but as with most Light breeds this is easily overcome with good husbandry and regular handling. The females are particulrily good layers of large white eggs and as a whole the breed is perfectly suited to free range.
Bantams are unfortunately very rare, having only been brought to the UK in 2010 from their creator in Holland. However they are becoming popular and stock levels are slowly increasing. They should be exact replica's of their largefowl counterparts and again they are fantastic layers of white eggs. Please note that 'bantams' are sometimes offered for sale in various places, however it is likely that these are in fact undersized large fowl and it is always best to check with the society if you wish to obtain geniune bantams of this breed.
Currently the breed is most commonly seen in its Silver Spangled colour variety, however it is also available in Gold Spangled, Chamois Spangled, Black and Blue.