Our gorgeous polka dot hamburgh girls!
The origins of the hamburghs (Hamburg in the USA without the ‘h’) are not exactly known. They have been kept in Britian for at least the last 300 years but could have originated in Eastern Europe. They are a small, active, graceful bird with a smart rose comb and upright tail. They come in a range of colours: black, white, gold pencilled, silver pencilled, gold spangled and silver spangled. The most popular and visually stunning variety would be the silver spangled hamburgh. Here at Appletons we love our polka-dot ladies! The Hamburghs must be our all-time favourite in the light breeds. The hens might not be very big but they make up for it in looks and personality. They are great layers and lay a good sized white egg for their body size. We find they do best if they have access to free range. If you wish to pen them a decent sized run will be required and have it netted over the top as these girls can be inclined to jump out. The silver spangled hamburgh roosters are stunning with their black spangles, long sweeping tails and regal red, rose combs. If you can keep a rooster they are worth having around just to admire his pose but also to keep the girls in check! When young the hamburghs can be a bit flighty but as they mature into hens they calm down and become more enquiring and friendly. In fact, our pen of hamburghs is extremely friendly and rush to meet us when we go to visit them. They are enquiring by nature and a joy to watch. They love to chatter and let us know what they want: real little conversationalists! If you have space to let your hens free range and are looking for personality, intelligence and beauty (and white eggs of course)then don’t look past the lovely hamburghs. We keep both the silver spangled hamburgh and the black hamburgh colour varieties.
Thanks so much for your brilliant help and advice when purchasing our girls, who are incidentally, very happy in their apartment. Your knowledge was illuminating and we are very happy with the product and the service. Highly recommended!
25/06/2017 by Raelene
Both my chickens and I are rapt with this fencing. It was really easy to put up, the chickens are loving having some extra room and so far they haven't managed to escape!
21/06/2017 by Heather
The way business ought to run - with professionalism, order, respect and regard for the variety and quality of the offering and of course the lives of the animals.
At the same time it's about people, with eye-level communications, and always a word of advice if needed.
Thanks you for your continued service over the years. Keep on chooking.
21/06/2017 by Avner
Fantastic service super fast delivery.
16/06/2017 by Nikky
We have recently relocated to Palmerston North - only to find that our neighbour has a lovely (but very naughty) Fox Terrier - who loves chasing cats! I was super worried for our cat Mascot as he had already had a doggy run in earlier this year (losing a few of his nine lives!) A quick search online and I found Appletons and the range of Omlets. Super easy to order, fabulous customer service, quick delivery, great packaging, easy to follow instructions...I could not ask more! Please follow the advice about putting the clips in warm water - it saves you from having sore paws! Mascot now has a bachelor pad the envy of the neighbourhood kitties. I have also ordered a small run for a friend who has an apartment - her kitty has indoor outdoor flow. Thank you so much for such a great product that not only keeps our pets safe, but provides huge peace of mind.
15/06/2017 by Adrienne
I ordered egg cartons about this time yesterday morning and they arrived less than 24 hours later, I would like to say Great Service and thanks very much.
15/06/2017 by Ashley
So glad I found you guys and the products are just as described and great helpful advice aswell. Fast delivery and great website. Will be definitely purchasing more from you :-) Many thanks Vanessa
12/06/2017 by Vanessa
Excellent service from point of order to delivery of products. Thanks Appletons for excellent service again and again.
08/06/2017 by Christine
Just letting u know my cat enclosure is awsum arrived in 3 days packing great. Product very well made easy to assemble looks awsum.Thanks heaps to you all at Appletons. Regards trish thorburn.
01/06/2017 by Trish
One of the best sellers I have encountered. Incredibly helpful with my order and even offered suggestions to ease my delivery difficulty. Products were excellent and service that went beyond the extra mile. People who really care and products that are high quality. Would happily trade with again was a pleasure.
24/05/2017 by Sonya
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