Characteristic and giving the name to the various feather crested chicken in the Alps is the pointed hood on the head and a small, V-shaped comb. The German name "Spitzhauben" means "conical hood". The wattles are small. The risk of frostbite in winter is low. The crested chicken are light to medium animals (depending on variety), which are well adapted to the habitat in the mountains and foothills.
Some color varieties of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben