Are the Langshans only available as straightrun, or can I order sexed females?
They are only available as st run. Sorry, this breed is limited so they are not sexed.
Black Langshans I heard that they lay a purple egg?
Langshans lay brown eggs. .
True gentlemanWe were given some Black Langshans along with Black Australorps from a friend who got them from McMurrays but could not keep them. I remember one rooster from the bunch that was a Black Langshan,he was such a gentleman with his hens,took care of them,didn't beat up on them. One time he got some string caught in the scales(or whatever you call them)on his legs and he just waited patiently while I removed the string,no drama,just waited for me to finish and set him back down. What a sweet boy and excellent rooster to take care of my girls,sadly he got old and died,but he was the best.
Too Slow too growI ordered 8 Black Langshans hoping that I would do my part to help restore a breed that is wanning in popularity. I had them over a year and never heard a crow and never got an egg. The other breeds of chickens that were purchased at the same time had been laying for 5 months. I got too impatient waiting for them to mature. I couldn't eat them because they were extremely scrawny. This is a useless breed of chicken. Not fat enough to eat and takes too long to start laying eggs. I got rid of them at a year old. There is probably a reason that their ALBC Priority is considered threatened. Nobody wants to raise these birds. They have no utility especially for the backyard flock. Get some Pearl White Leghorns or Red Stars.