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. 


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.


Pros: Stately, kind, and quietly in control

Cons: Rare and hard to find (whites)

Langshans are one of our favorite breeds. Large and quiet, the hens are sweetie pies and our roosters have always been the gentler birds in our flocks. We call our roosters hero-birds because they will not back down to predators while other roosters hide and cower. We had our champion Langshan rooster take on a bald eagle that had flown into the coop! Of course he was no match and it was a good thing I ran out there with a broom, waving it in the air, but his courage was commendable.

I just wish I could find quality birds to create a good flock after losing our champion rooster.

They would get a full five stars if there were more birds available to breeders.


Pros: Gentle and very impressive appearance

Cons: not the best egg and meat birds

I really like the way these birds look. I had some and marveled at their blood read combs and wattles and the contrast with the jet black feathers. The males get large, black sickle feathers that have iridescent highlights. Awesome. I had a cock that had spurs on his legs as big as your ring finger, that would scare you. Tall bird that looked ferocious, but was tame as a "pussy cat". Good show birds, but I wouldn't want a flock for egg or meat production.


Pros: lets the rhode island eat first,very kind

Cons: STUPID,attacks me,does the''SIDE SUFFLE'',Shouts alot

Even though he's annoying in the morning he is a gentle kind little thing.

He gets scared if my kids jump and of the squirrel's sounds and certain clothes.

The side shuffle is when he first runs side way and jump and scratch you.sad.png


Pros: Vary sweet & People Friendly,Lays Large Brown Eggs,Hens make grate moms,Roos are Grate at protecting their Hens

Cons: Roos can sometimes be to over protecktive

smile.png Vary sweet & People Friendly,Lays Large Brown Eggs,& I hear the Hens make Grate Moms still waiting to find that one. Roos are Grate at protecting their Hens; idunno.gifthe down side is some times their to good at protecting & if they see you slacking off on your duties or walk in the wrong stance or scare their hens they will try you on for size,I find using a shepherds staff works grate,It keeps them at bay at a long distance & wont do major damage when you get them with it;But enough to get the point across.Other than that I have nothing bad to say about them.

love.gif I love my Langshans & would recommend them to any buddy!


Pros: Friendly towards other chickens and people. Pretty.

Cons: Takes longer to mature.

I really loved our Langshan with her deep dark eyes.  She was mistakenly sold to me as a Cochin, because of the feathered feet. Later I learned that Cochins have yellow feet and eyes, Langshan's feet and eyes are dark.  I love their posture and my pullet made a low honking sort of sound, but very quiet.  She bonded with 2 D'uccles and where by each others sides constantly. They can fly over some fences which can make it difficult to keep them off the patio or out of certain areas of the garden you'd rather not be gotten to.  A great heritage breed to own and preserve. Let's hope they make it off the endangered list soon!  Overall a JOY to have around.


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.