What's a Langshire?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jill Richardson, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Jill Richardson

    Jill Richardson Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I'm getting a few chickens from someone and they told me the breed is Blue Langshire, adding that they are probably spelling the name wrong. I can't find anything even close to that - except for Langshan - by looking online. Anyone heard of a Langshire? What is it?

    Thanks,
    Jill
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably langshan
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 very nice clam birds
     
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  4. chickensbirds

    chickensbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    No, this is NOT a Langshan. A Langshire is a very beautiful, HUGE giant chicken, originating I think in China. They seem to be readily available in the UK but not easy to find in the USA. Some of these birds are wll over 2 feet tall. It will shock you when you see one.
    good temperments too, if they have adequate room to forage.
     
  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know of any links, with information concerning this breed? I have't come up with anything except the Lincolnshire.
     
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  6. chickensbirds

    chickensbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Not at the moment, but i knew an elderly breeder here in GA who owned several of them. He sold all his pheasants and chickens a few years back when his health went bad. I might be able to contact him to see who he sold his birds to. They might be the only ones available in the states.

    If I dont get back to you by Monday, please remind me, as I wanted some of his pheasant bloodlines.
    KM
     

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