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. .
My LovesWe have ordered these birds twice. In 2015 and 2016. Among over 30 breeds that we tried to raise in 2015, these guys (or should I say girls) made the cut. They are the cutest chicks that grow into sweet, docile, hardy, predator resistant, great foragers, and quiet birds. Ours have not began laying earlier than 24 weeks. When they start laying you can expect 5-6 eggs a week per bird. We also offer very little feed and expect all of our birds to forage. We find that they are great flyers and runners for such heavy birds. Our cons for this breed would be late maturity and broodiness.
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.