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|Appenzeller|| Rate Topic
|Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2009 03:08 pm||
B n C Ranch
|Class: Standard and Bantam
Size: Standard cock: 4.5 lb Standard hen: 3.5 lb
Bantam cock: 24 oz Bantam hen: 20 oz
Comb,Wattles and earlobes: Red V-shaped comb moderately large oblong red wattles moderately large white earlobes
Color: beak dark horn, eyes dark brown, shanks and toes blue. Black, Golden Spangled, Silver Spangled
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Conservation Status: Not applicable
Special Qualities: Ornamental layer
There are two types of Appenzeller: Spitzhauben ( pointed hood ) which are kind of crazy looking in a Cruella De Vil sort of way, and the Barthuhner ( bearded hen ). Neither is recognized by the APA or the ABA.
Appenzellers are very active birds that fly fairly well and don't take to close confinement. They will forage for most of thier own food if given the chance are quite cold-hardy, and will remain roosting in a tree ( thier roost of choice ) during snowstorms, apparently none the worse for wear.
Hens lay a good quantity of medium-size white eggs and will occasionally go broody.
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