A rare variety
One of the biggest fowl on the farm! This superb quality line of Authentic Croad was imported from the U.S only a few years ago. Since then, this breed has been a mainstay on the farm. A definite farm favourite. These heavy little dinosaurs will melt your heart. They may be large, but don't let that discourage you from their gentle nature. They truly are gentle giants.
The Croad is one of the many varieties of Langshan that exist today. Croad's provide excellent fine textured quality meat as well as large beautiful eggs. Some egg may have a plum coloured bloom on it when they first begin to lay but do not count on it as this is not often. We do not guarantee you will receive any bloom eggs, however it is in their genetics to produce a plum or pinkish bloom over a brown egg. This bird has much more value than just egg bloom.
The Croad Langshan forages with fierce ability. They are not picky! These Croads enjoy all of what nature has to offer. To watch them in your backyard will melt away life stresses. With their calm happy nature, they are simply easy to please. They go about their day enjoying life casually. It really is an honour to experience life with these birds. They don't mind that you are there. They won't be flighty and freak out. Go ahead and take a stroll amongst a flock of Croad Langshan...and enjoy!
The Croad Langshan as mentioned earlier 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 good sitters and mothers but do not go broody often.