Croad Langshan Chickens
Breed Club SecretaryR. Jacobs
Jake South Terrace, 9 South Mere, Brize Norton,
HistoryThe first import of Croad Langshans Chickens was made by Major Croad from various Asiatic stock. In 1904 a Croad Langshan Club was formed to develop the bird and now differs from the Modern Langshan. The Black Langshan originated in China, where it has been bred over a long period of years.
CharacteristicsCroad Langshans Chicken are dual purpose fowls of the Asiatic type and are smaller than the Brahma and Cochin and more active. The male has a well-spread tail with the sickles often reaching sixteen inches. The closely-fitting saddle feathers, full hackled neck and upright carriage give the effect of a short back. The surface plumage throughout is close and smooth. The body in both sexes should be evenly balanced on straight legs, with very little backward bend at the hocks. The height of the Langshan should be gained by depth of body not from length of legs.
Egg ColorDark brown
Egg Numbers200 per annum