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THE Langshan Club was established in 2016 by a group of Master Breeders, Langshan premier breeders, and licensed judges. Our focus is to improve and preserve the Langshan as written in the Standard of Perfection. All interested in joining the group are only required to have common interest, but not necessarily the experience. Please visit to “join” page to learn more about becoming a member and the benefits of our club. To the left is a link to our Facebook page, which will host a yearly online virtual show for THE Langshan Club members only.


The Langshan originated in China and was brought to England by Major Croad. The black Langshan was first recognized by the APA in 1883, followed by the white in1893, and the blue in 1896. They are a dual prupose bird known for their great size and distinct "U" shape. 


Standard Weights

Cock - 9.5 lbs        Hen - 7.5 lbs 

Cockerel - 8 lbs    Pullet - 6.5 lbs


Bantam Weights

Cock - 36 oz.              Hen - 32 oz. 

Cockerel - 32o oz.    Pullet - 28 oz.


Langshan Breed Specific Disqualifications 

Shanks not feathered down the outer sides, feathers not growing on the outer toes beyond the middle joint; vulture-like hocks; yellow skin; bottoms of feet yellow in any part.


Shape of Male:

Comb: Single 5 Points

Beak: Medium Size/ Broad

Head: Medium Size/ Broad

Eyes: Moderately large, Round

Wattles: Moderate Length, well rounded.

Ear Lobes: Oblong, well developed

Neck: Good length, fully- Feathered.

Wings: Good size well -folded, carried close to body with out-drooping: primaries and secondary, broad, and overlapping in natural order when wing is folded.

Back: Medium length, broad, flat at shoulders, rising from middle of back in a sharp, concave sweep ending well up on tail. 

Tail: Rather long, well spread at base, carried at 75 degrees above the horizontal; varied well above and beyond the cushion and furnished with long coverts; main tail feathers, broad and overlapping.

Breast: Broad, round, deep.

Body and Fluff: Body rather short, broad, deep, well-balanced; fluff, well-developed.

Legs and Toes: Lower Thighs, rather long, strong, well covered with soft feathers; shanks, of good length, small boned, set well apart, feathered down outer sides; toes, long, straight, slender; outer toes, feathered to ends; middle toes, free from feathers.


Shape of Female:

Comb: Single 5 Points

Beak: Medium Size/ Broad

Head: Similar to male, but smaller.

Eyes: Moderately large, Round

Wattles: Moderate Length, well rounded.

Ear Lobes: Oblong, well developed

Neck: Good length, fully- Feathered.

Wings: Good size well -folded, carried close to body with out-drooping: primaries and secondary, broad, and overlapping in natural order when wing is folded.

Back: Medium length, broad, flat at shoulders, rising from middle of back in a sharp, concave sweep ending well up on tail. 

Tail: Rather long, well spread at base, carried at 70 degrees above the horizontal; varied well above and beyond the cushion and furnished with long coverts; main tail feathers, broad and overlapping.

Breast: Broad, round, deep.

Body and Fluff: Body rather short, broad, deep, well-balanced; fluff, well-developed.

Legs and Toes: Lower Thighs, rather long, strong, well covered with soft feathers; shanks, of good length, small boned, set well apart, feathered down outer sides; toes, long, straight, slender; outer toes, feathered to ends; middle toes, free from feathers


Black Langshans:

Comb, Face, Wattles, Ear Lobes: Bright Red

Beak: Dark Horn

Eyes: Dark Brown

Skin on Body: Pinkish White

Shanks & Toes: Bluish black, showing pink between scales; web and bottoms of feet, pinkish white.

Plumage: Lustrous Black

Under Color: Dull Black


White Langshans:

Comb, Face, Wattles, Ear Lobes: Bright Red

Beak: Light Slate Blue, shading to pinkish white.

Eyes: Dark Brown

Skin on Body: Pinkish White

Shanks & Toes: Bluish black, showing pink between scales; web and bottoms of feet, pinkish white.

Plumage: White

Under Color: White


Blue Langshans:


Comb, Face, Wattles, Ear Lobes: Bright Red

Beak: Light Slate Blue, shading to pinkish white.

Eyes: Dark Brown

Skin on Body: Pinkish White

Shanks & Toes: Bluish black, showing pink between scales; web and bottoms of feet, pinkish white.

Plumage: Medium shade of slaty blue, each feather having a sharply defined lacing of darker blue

Under Color: Slaty blue.


Splash Langshan:

Description developed, check back soon!


*Information received from the 1945 edition of the Standard of Perfection, published by the American Poultry Association. Copyright has expired, and is available for public use as found in public domain. 













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