I first came accross the Croad Langshan breed when I was looking at eggs for my broody hen. I had never seen them in the flesh and once seen NEVER forgotten.The Croad Langshan are a great big bird with a fantastic nature, docile and yet active. I will often spend an hour down in the pens talking to my hen Tilly and she chats back to me. They are like a best friend - always there ready to listen. Croad Langshans come in two colours - Black and White and also large and bantam size!
The black colour has a delightful green sheen to their feathers.
The Croad Langshan are good layers of large eggs with a plum bloom.
The white Croad Langshan, although not seen as often, are starting to become more popular and numbers are increasing across the shows. I am very lucky to have a quartet of whites and I think they are simply stunning.
I started breeding Croad Langshans in 2008 and have won both at local and National level, taking championships at all levels.
Unfortunately the Croad Langshan is now on the Rare Breed Survival Trust's CRITICAL watch list.
'Archie in the ribbons at Nantwich Show 2009'
'Archie' at home.
'Tilly Bud' at home.
If you want to know more about this gorgeous breed please have a look at the Croad Langshan Club website. (see links page) Do consider supporting this breed and becoming a member of the club. They are a really friendly club and welcome new members with open arms. On joining you get a Breed Guide which guides you a thorough history of the breed past and present.
(£7.50 adult membership (correct June 2012))
We only breed small numbers of these birds due to the size and space required for rearing them. Our current waiting list is into 2013 but if you are prepared to wait please email me and we can contact you when we have birds available.