The Croad Langshan is an old, heavy, soft-feathered chicken breed which originated in China. Originally the Langshan was imported from China in 1872 by Major T.J Croad to Britain, thus the “Croad Langshan” was established. This bird is large in body, has a deep and long breast which is carried well forward; the back is rather long and sloping with the tail rising sharply from the back giving the characteristic ‘U’ shape. The head is small compared to the body size, the beak is light to dark horn in colour; the comb is medium-sized, single and carried upright in both sexes. The shanks and outer toes are feathered.
Acrylic on a paper placemat (McDonald's China, 1994), 28 x 35 cm, 2019