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Black Langshan
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25 or more How Many
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Asiatic
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: medium
Egg Production: good
Meat Production: good
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: excellent
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: poor
Skin Color: white
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: very likely
Bird Size: large
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: feathered
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 9.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 7.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: threatened
Black Langshans are also from the Asiatic Class of poultry and are a pure breed that originated in China many years ago. These large stunning birds are pure glossy black with bright red combs, dark eyes, and black shanks. Langshans are not as heavily feathered down the legs and toes as Cochins and have a more pronounced upright appearance. Chicks are black with some white on the underside. These are very nice show birds, lay large brown eggs, and are gentle.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
I ordered 17 standard sized chickens, 8 of these were Black Langshans. I was completely surprised to receive 18 chickens all alive and well. I thought there would be a few that wouldn't make it. A few weeks later my waterer leaked which flooded the brooder. I had 7 chickens die but they were chickens that I received elsewhere. All of the young chicks purchased from McMurray Hatchery survived several hours of being cold and extremely wet. All of the birds I received are very hardy. I will certainly be ordering more Black Langshans again. The other breeds that I purchased includes Pearl White Leghorn, Turken and Red Star. I can recommend all of these breeds for the beginner. These birds are very easy to care for even if you have a few slip ups. McMurray Hatchery provides a quality product. Highly recommended! I was not disappointed.
We got a pair of Black Langshan last year for my son's 4H progect. They are beautiful birds! The hen has won "Best Asiatic" in 3 poultry shows, and the rooster does well, too. He is huge and showy, and a very gentle guy.
Possibly my favourites after the Sumatras. The Langshan really are gentle birds. The leg and feet feathers give an appearance of a goofy gait. A little shy perhaps.
I received a Black Langshan chick as a "free exotic" chick in a batch of chicks I ordered about 5 years ago. He has become a beautiful--no, absolutely gorgeous rooster. He herds the hens into the chicken house at night and checks for stragglers, he breaks up spats, and always has been gentle and friendly to people.
I recevied a male Black Langshan last spring. Although he may look mean and scary he is the complete opposite. He is what we call a "Friendly giant." -Thanks
Absolutely beautiful birds. Perfect homesteader material. They literally dissapear under the bushes when the hawks show up and are laying well, even in November, in *addition* to being such personable birds. Well Done!!