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Australian Langshan is a full feathered large fowl chicken with black/metallic-green plumage.
It is tall, with long legs, forages well and can fly over high fences.
They are also fast-growing and can be reared on all soil types, but well-drained.
It is a dual-purpose breed, performing well in body growth (weight), with hens known for laying around 250 eggs per year.
The Australian Langshan is closely related to Croad Langshan and is commonly known as the Black Langshan.
Langshans were originally imported from China into 1849 to Britain by Major A.C. Croad. He sourced the bird from China’s Langshan district (100 miles from Shanghai), north of Yangtszekiang River.
Australian Langshan achieved inclusion within the US standard in 1893.
It generally tolerates heat and cold quite well – so is a favourite for use amongst hobbyists.
It is estimated that the Australian Langshan hen can lay approximately 250 eggs per year.
Other varieties of the Langhan chicken include: Croad Langshan, Cochin, German Langshan and Modern Langshan.
Australian Langshan cocks can reach 4.1kg and hens 3.2kg in weight.
It’s a dual-purpose chicken – it reaches a decent weight for a meat birds, plus lays eggs at a profitable rate.
Yes, the Australian Langshan likes to graze and will tolerate the cold, mainly because of its size.
They produce large brown / pinkish colour eggs.
Today, Australian Langshan chicken are found typically in Great Britain, North American and Australia.
They are easy to handle, swiftly tamed and domesticated. Obedient in nature – though lively.
The meat is strong and full flavoured.
Pullets begin laying at around 6-7 months (so relatively late).
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