Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

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Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #271757 darkbrowneggs
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:06 am

Thought you might like to see some piccies of my pretty little chucks with their crazy hats

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Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #271759 diggernotdreamer
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:38 am

That's mad hair :rr:

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Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #271765 trinder
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:47 am

What pretty birds. I assume they have Royal ( hat lover) names. Do they really lay those dark brown eggs?
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Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #271771 tosca
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:08 pm

Cute! :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #271779 darkbrowneggs
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:12 pm

trinder wrote:What pretty birds. I assume they have Royal ( hat lover) names. Do they really lay those dark brown eggs?


The Appenzellers lay a lovely pearly white egg. I have kept Marans (the ones that lay the dark brown eggs) for many years now but suddenly got interested in breeding for a range of egg colours, so have birds that lay blue eggs, green eggs, khaki coloured eggs and now pearly white eggs. All I need is a good pink egg layer :lol: :lol:

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Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #273010 HOMER
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Lovely Looking Hens.
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Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #273018 darkbrowneggs
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks - I think they are cute too :icon_smile:

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Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #273135 tosca
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:55 am

I'd like to keep a selection for egg colour, but OH is thinking more along the Marans line for utility. We will be moving to Bulgaria and there doesn't seem to be much variety for sale out there, so it will probably be a case of taking some hatching eggs. Now, my choice or his? Hmmmm.... :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Appenzeller Spitzhauben - Silver Spangled

Post: #273138 diggernotdreamer
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:06 pm

If you want a broody type of hen try buff sussex or a large bantam, Maran in my experience rarely go broody, sussex are also a very good utility breed with many different colours within the breed, aracana are good for laying blue/green eggs and are also good broodies.


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