A rare variety
The croad is one of the many varieties of Langshan that exist today. Do not get them mixed up with the hatchery langshan which are much smaller. Croad's provide excellent fine textured quality meat as well as large beautiful eggs. Some egg may have a plum coloured bloom on it. We do not guarantee you will receive any bloom eggs, however it is in their genetics to produce a plum or pinkishbloom. The Croad Langshan is large in body, has a deep and long breast which is carried well forward; the back is rather long and sloping with the tail rising sharply from the back, giving the characteristic 'U' shape. The head is small compared to the body size, the beak is light to dark horn in colour; the comb is medium-sized, single and carried upright in both sexes. The shanks and outer toes are slightly feathered. In the early 20th century Croad Langshans became a popular utility breed, doing well in laying trials. The hens lay 140-150 eggs a year and are good winter layers.The hens are excellent sitters and mothers. Croad Langshans are easily tamed and adapt well to both confinement and free range. They do well in sheltered conditions and dry soils but are not well suited to very exposed conditions. Under suitable conditions they thrive well and are very productive. Their flesh is fine in texture and of excellent quality.