A striking looking show bird.
The Appenzeller is a breed of chicken originating in Appenzell region of Switzerland. The Appenzeller comes in two varieties. The Spitzhauben variety, meaning “lacy bonnet”, has a V-comb and feather crests in males and females. The word ‘spitzhauben’ derives from a ceremonial hat worn by the women in the Appenzeller region in Switzerland. The breed was imported into America by a doctor. The Barthuhner (“bearded hen”) has a rose comb and no crest. Both types appear in either black, golden spangled and silver spangled plumage. They are mostly a show breed, but are decent egg layers. They lay small white eggs about 5 times per week.
It is a light chicken, with hens weighing an average of 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) and roosters 4.5 lbs (2 kg). Behaviorally, it is an active breed that doesn’t do well in tight confinement, can forage well, and will roost in trees if given the opportunity.
They are reared to R.S.P.C.A. Freedom Food Standards.
All our Hybrid birds are fully vaccinated against common poultry ailments, as well as from mareks, coccidiosis, infectious bronchitis and salmonella to mention just a few.These birds come to us at 16wks of age,and are beak tipped at day olds, for welfare reasons
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