Silver Appenzeller Large Fowl - 6 Eggs
The Appenzell Canton is in the north-eastern part of Switzerland. It is not known how long Spitzhaubens have been bred there, but the very similar Brabanter from The Netherlands was depicted in seventeenth century paintings, so Appenzeller Spitzhaubens may date from the same period. The Appenzeller Barthuhner was developed in the 1860s from crosses between Brown Leghorns, Russian Beardeds and Polveranas (now extinct, related to Bearded Polands). Kurt Fischer, of Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, was a leading breeder involved in the revival of both breeds in the 1950s, as they had almost died out during the Second World War
Uses: Exhibition. Utility: eggs. Eggs: 230 – 280 white.
Origin: Switzerland (Appenzel Canton).
Weight: Cock: 1.6 – 2Kg, Hen: 1.35 – 1.6Kg.
Bantam: Only Large Fowl Standardised in the UK.
Colours: Black, Silver Spangled, Gold Spangled standardised UK. Barred, Black-Mottled, Blue, & Chamois Spangled.
Useful to Know: A very active breed capable of laying a good number of large white eggs. Light breeds have a reputation for being flighty, but this is overcome with gentle handling.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS - We guarantee that the eggs will reach you intact but cannot guarantee that they will hatch. This is because we have no control over what happens to them once despatched. A broody hen may have left the nest, there may have been an incubator malfunction or power cut, all or any of which would affect the viability of the developing embryo. What we do know is that the eggs are viable at the time of despatch as fertility is constantly monitored. As fertile eggs are perishable we are not able to accept cancellations once the eggs have been despatched. Nor do we accept returns.