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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:38 pm 
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Thought I'd share some pics of a few of my Croad Langshans

Reggie - rooster - son of Reggy (Rooster Eggy)
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Reg Jnr - cockerel - son of Reggie
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:22 am 
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They are a lovely breed aren't they. I have two hens here named Soft and Gentle respectively and am very fond of the gentle giants. :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:45 am 
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Those names are perfect. If they weren't so heavy they would be a super easy breed to handle.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:14 pm 
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Sue that last photo of pullet i thought at first was cockerel as looks like pointed saddle feathers :hmmm: , they look good and solid, what weights are they..


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:01 am 
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Mycoola re the last pic. - definitely pullet - she's about the same age as the cockerel.
The standards say (female) "Tail may have two feathers slightly curved and projecting about 2.5 cm beyond the rest" I haven't seen this before but will be interested to see if that's whats happening with the "pointy saddle feathers".

I'll weigh them hopefully in a couple of days and will show a couple at Canberra Queanbeyan in early August.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:11 am 
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Looking great, especially the hen in the top picture.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:46 pm 
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I took some Croads to Goulburn Show today. As I expected, the only ones there so they went into the AOV Large Softfeather class.
Pretty chuffed, !st for the Cock, 1st and 2nd for two hens and 3rd for a pullet


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:19 am 
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Well done Sue and the croads :-D

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Well done! They’re lovely :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Congratulations!
And thank you for the pics.

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Lovely! Congrats!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 am 
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Yes well done Sue, was impressed by them at the show, was nice to.catch up.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm 
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Oh congratulations, and thanks for the pictures, they're beautiful big chooks.

Could I ask a couple of Langshan questions here - I've just bought a couple of white hens but didn't get any information. They seem much bigger than bantams but not quite at point of lay, so not quite full grown. No photos yet, getting there. In the 'whites' what kinds of Langshan are there: and is crossing done between Langshan types, or not? I don't have a rooster yet, so not sure what I should be looking out for. Believe these hens are purebred Langshan, but no detail.

Edit add: more - been told my new ones are white Croad ?part Avgen? and found Langshan groups for info.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:41 pm 
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Thanks PC
The most common Langshan would be the Australian Langshan which is a much smaller, finer bird than the Croad (which is still quite rare).
Their body shapes are very different. The Aussie has a long flat back, rising slightly to a low carried tail. The Croad should have a deep exaggerated 'U' shaped back line with the tail at the same height as the head
Black is the most common colour but both varieties also come in blue and white.
Avgen brought in some whites - at the price people were paying for import stock, hopefully they are not being crossed to other breeds.
As a guide Aussie Langshan hens should weigh between 1.8kg(pullet) to 2.25kg (hen)
Croad - 3.20 - 3.65kg
If you have Croads, they will be big, very heavy and very quiet and easily handled.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CroadLangshan/


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:24 pm 
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If you post pictures, PossumCorner, it is easy to tell them apart.
You can see some of my white Croad Langshans here:
http://croadlangshan.org/html/white.shtml

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