Spitzhauben Chickens

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Source Flickr
Author Alice Wilkman


The Appenzeller Spithauben is the national breed of Switzerland, noted for its very unusual forward-pointing crest and v-shaped comb. These birds are well-adapted to life in the mountains, are excellent climbers and love to roost in trees. They are fair layers of white eggs and are good at foraging. They have a sweet, friendly temperament and love to interact with people. Their stunning plumage and unusual crest make them popular among chicken enthusiasts the world over, although it is very rare in North America.

The Silver Spangled Spitzhauben is just one of the many unique and beautiful birds you can see at Spokane’s premiere Petting Farm, brought to you by Mountain Valley View Farm.



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