Welcome to the site of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben Bantam. The Appenzeller Spitzhauben Bantam is officially standardized in dec. 2003 in The Netherlands. This new bantam breed is made by Herman van Olst, Vorden, The Netherlands. Because it’s a miniature of the large Appenzeller Spitzhaube they call it a breed from Switzerland.
Description of the breed
- These pretty chickens with pointed feather crest and horned combs are the miniature of the Appenzeller Spitzhaube, a breed that exist in their homeland Switzerland for over 300 years
- There is one big difference:
- We want them only in two-colored spangled.
- Silver-black and Gold-black spangled are standardized now in The Netherlands.
- All colors must have a spangled tail.
- Characteristic is the narrow, a little bit forward incline, feather pointed crest on the head in combination with the two small horns.
- Male: 600- 800 g ( 22 – 28 ounce ) ring: 12 mm.
- Female: 500 – 700 g ( 18 – 25 ounce ) ring : 10 or 11 mm.
- Egg weight: 36 g ( 1,3 ounce )