The Appenzeller is a very interesting looking chicken that originates from Switzerland. The Spitzhauben (meaning lacy bonnet) have feather crests and a V-comb (this is true in both the males and females).
They are mostly a show breed, but are decent egg layers. They lay small white eggs.
This breed is suited for mountain life for they are very much acquainted with climbing. This chicken breed may be quiet and friendly in nature, but they do not like being confined.
They also tend to look after themselves when it comes to eating. So they are an economical breed. They are not nervous or flighty.
Generally, this chicken breed’s temperament is friendly, calm, and docile. Can go broody sometimes.
- Country of origin: Switzerland
- Number of eggs: 150
- Egg colour: white
- Size: Bantam and Large
- Colours: black, golden spangled and silver spangled plumage