Pros: Broody, Great Layer, Not Aggressive

Cons: Hatchery birds can't compare

I purchased my first pair of Langshans from Forrest Beauford in Claremore, OK. From that date, I have never wanted any other breed. They can and will be ferocious broodies, lay eggs better than any other Asiatic breed I have had and the males are never aggressive unless a hen sounds an alarm. The eggs are large and can vary from light cream to a very dark brown. They do well in confinement. Birds from a hatchery cannot compare to a bird from a quality breeder. You will not get the size or temperament that a bred-to-standard bird has.


I now have blues, blacks and whites in Largefowl and blues, blacks and whites in bantams. Feel free to PM or email me for any information that you need about this wonderful breed!


I have some off the new breeds the eggs were sent from over sea.  I have a blueblue and splash.png and a splash langshan.  The grown birds of this breed he had was huge and walked with such confidance.  Almost cocky, if you will.  LOL  Such goergeous birds.  Such a awesome breeder that I got them from too.  You can check out his site if you want too.  It is   they will ship to you if you want. 


Pros: Sweet, Elegant, the Great Dane of the chicken world

Cons: Broody! Get from a reputable line...not a hatchery.

I'm just getting back in to Langshans (thanks Rodriguez Poultry for the re-start!) after about 15 years away from them, but I wanted to share my experiences with the flock I had growing up...(Both times my birds were from the Beuford line.)


They are truly the "Gentle Giant" of the chicken world.  I also have Great Danes, and these birds are so similar its not even funny!  The roosters get very large and take a while to do so (they'll look goofy until about 2, and then they're stunning!)  Hens develop pretty normally and are very distinguished and sweet-but they do get broody!  Both sexes will be very large and stand tall (sometimes as tall as a turkey!) so you need to have nesting/roosting situations appropriately sized for them.


My Langshans lived in a mixed flock and never caused any trouble.  They were calm and elegant, really the "kings" of my flock.  No one messed with them because they were so big.  They were kind to people and animals alike, and I did have to worry about predators eating them because they were so friendly.  They honestly felt more like dogs because they preferred being with people than the other chickens.


I can't stress enough about getting Langshans from a show line, not a hatchery line.  The hatchery Langshans often are more flighty and do not have the same body type or temperament.  A well-bred Langshan rooster is one of the most beautiful sights to behold.  I can't say enough about how much I love this breed!


Pros: Very beautiful, boys are gentle with hens, nice to people, smart.

Cons: Size could be bad for people who have a setup for small or medium chickens.

    I have a black Langshan rooster that was supposed to be an australorp. He is very sweet and gentle with the girls and other roosters. I do not know about laying or broodiness because I only have a boy. He scares people with his intimidating size and dark eyes, but he is a big baby. He is gorgeous with a very deep crow. 


Pros: Quite, docile, good layers

Cons: Can't think of any

I love my Langshans. I tried giving them 5 stars, but my ipad will only let me do 4.5. This breed will always be apart of my flock. My langshans are good layers and are very friendly to people (and kids). Mine have not gone broody yet, but I have read that they can. They are perfect for a backyard flock since they are a very quiet bird. Great bird.


Pros: Good mothers, stomps snakes, great colour, cold-hardy

I have one of these and he's awesome! He stomped a garter snake in the yard! I love his nice even blue colour. His name is Cobra King. He's SOOOOO awesome!:)


Pros: So sweet, pretty, fluffy, and AMAZING!

Cons: Develop slower, a little jumpy

I love my baby Happy Feet! She's my fluffy little girl! Yes she developed slower, but it just makes her all the more innocent :) She's super sweet and a little jumpy, she lets me hold her and pet her but when I put her down she's eager to wiggle and jump out LOL! Love her!!!


does anyone know why my hens may have stopped laying they were broody but the chicks are now 15 weeks old but the moms have not began to lay yet, when before they were broody they layed daily, all our other hens are laying 


Pros: Handsome, mellow, big.

Cons: Kind of a loner, not sure how protective he would be...

My Langshan has become my favorite rooster by far.  He is almost a year old, very mellow, and I can't say as I've ever heard him crow.  He is by far the most handsome rooster I have had.  I like this guy and would give him away before eating him.  If I didn't have other chicken objectives (raising Dominiques or Welsummers for the apocalypse) I would seriously consider just raising and breeding Langshans.


The Black Langshan originated in China where it is thought to have been made a pure breed. Black Langshans were originally imported into England by Major Croad who has since had his name incorporated into a particular variety of Langshan called the "Croad Langshan." In the UK there are two types of Langshans, the "Croad" and the "German" varieties. The German variety lacks feathering down the shanks and toes. The German variety is not accepted by the APA therefore all Langshans available in the US are "Croad". The Langshan is considered the dual-purpose breed of the Asiatic class thanks to a smaller body size than the Brahma or Cochin and an increased laying ability as well as carcass weight. The males of this breed may grow a very large tail that is held erect rather than parallel to the ground. The tail may attain lengths of sixteen inches or more and is very impressive when fully developed. The hackle and saddle feathers are held close to the body and these attributes give the impression of a very short back. The most desirable Langshans have a very defined "U" shape to their backs.

Breed PurposeDual Purpose
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityMedium
Egg SizeLarge
Egg ColorBrown
Breed TemperamentFriendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
Breed Colors/VarietiesSingle comb: Black, Blue, White. Some breeders are working on a Barred Langshan.
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
APA/ABA ClassAsiatic
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Dual Purpose
Comb: Single
Broodiness: Frequent
Climate Tolerance: All Climates

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Medium
Egg Size: Large
Egg Color: Brown

Breed Temperament:

Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Single comb: Black, Blue, White. Some breeders are working on a Barred Langshan.

Breed Details:

Some lines of birds are more frequent in being broody. My particular birds have gone broody six times each this year alone. The males are sweet, relaxed and gentle. Green sheen on males and females is desirable with purple sheen considered less desirable than green. Eyes should be dark, bordering on black. Face and wattles should be red with a medium-sized comb. This breed has done will in 100*F temperatures as well as sub-zero temperatures in the winter. Laying in high temperatures should not be expected. Eggs vary from light brown to dark brown and desirable eggs have a "plum" coloration to the brown.