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                        Loudoun Beekeeping Company
Winter hours of operation (October-March):

By Appointment (call 301-219-3131)

Summer hours of operation (March-September):
Wednesdays from 1pm-6pm
Saturdays from 10am-3pm
By Appointment (call 301-219-3131)

Large White Crested Black Polish

Our White Crested Black Polish chickens are a joy to have. You cannot look at one without smiling. They are good for show, as pets, or as a backyard pleasure.

Polish chickens are a smaller sized chicken, and are famous for their large crest of feathers on their head. Hens will lay a medium sized white egg about three times a week, though some will lay more. This breed of chicken can be flighty, but, if it is handled a lot, they can be very tame. They handle confinement well and will rarely go broody.

Polish chickens are thought to have originated from the Netherlands, even though their name suggests otherwise. Some think that the name comes from the Dutch word “pol”, which means “head”. Polish chickens were once the best egg layers in the world and they only had very small crests. Then, people started breeding for larger crests and the Polish chicken slowly lost its great egg laying ability, although chickens from some strains will lay an egg almost every day.

We have both White Crested Black Polish chicks and older chickens for sale. If you are interested, please call or email us for availability. All chickens are from quality breeding lines.

Large Black Langshan (Croad)

The Black Langshan is a very tall and handsome breed. It matures slower than other breeds, growing for about two years until it has reached its full height. They are very calm chickens and make great pets, but can be used as show birds as well. They are very winter hardy due to the feathers on their legs and their warm feathers, but can be kept in hotter climates as well, unlike the Brahma or Cochin. It is a great dual-purpose breed with a lot of delicious meat and an egg every other day. Langshans are great foragers and spend their day outside eating grass and bugs, but they can be kept indoors as well.

The Black Langshan chicken has an interesting history. They originated in China and many people at first thought it was a Cochin. To avoid this confusion, breeders bred the chickens to look different. Now, there are four different types of Langshans: one that looks very similar to the Cochin and has short legs; the German Langshan, which has long legs without feathers; the Modern Lanshan, also with long legs, but with less meat; and Croad Langshan, the most common type, with long, feathered legs and a deep, wide breast.

Our Black Langshans come from quality show and breeding lines. One of our breeding hens is the sister of  Tim Balinger's Black Langshan pullet which was "Overall Champion of the Show" at the Ohio Nationals 2018.