~ Maximum of one dozen eggs please per order ~
Croad Langshans are one of the most ancient chicken breeds. They originate from Rudong, China, from an area where chickens were domesticated and bred something like 7000 or 8000 years ago.
Croad Langshans, are a rare, endangered breed from China. They are a very large and gentle chicken, inquisitive in nature. They are excellent foragers or can adapt to confinement as well. Roosters weigh an average of 9+ pounds and hens weigh 7+ pounds. They are classified as a dual-purpose bird being good for both egg laying and our appetites. This breed has white skin, full breasts, and an abundance of white meat rich in flavor.
The Langshans are good egg layers, laying 150-200 large eggs per year. They are cold and heat hardy and will lay through the winter. Egg color will vary from a medium to dark brown with a rose to plum colored bloom.
Croad Langshans are on the watch list at the Livestock Conservancy. American Poultry Association recognizes three color varieties: Black and White were recognized in 1883, and Blue in 1987. Langshans make wonderful show birds. They will hatch in either blue, black, or splash colors.