Hi, all! I am Thorleif, originally from Norway, but now running a lovely little B and B in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Sue asked me a few months back if I could send her some eggs, as she really wanted to have some large fowl Croad Langshans. I said yes, and I organised two pens of hens to breed from this winter. I am 61 years old, and have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I am finding it harder to walk now, and I thought to myself, “I shall have to reduce my number of hens as I cannot look after them myself anymore. Why don’t I offer to give Sue some of them, and hopefully she will keep breeding this lovely old breed"?
|Sue's Croad Langshans|
I have a hard job deciding what boys to use for breeding. I had planned to use Yestyn (born in January 2012) on all three hens, but now I am changing my plans a bit. I have promised to send eggs to quite a few people, at home and abroad this coming winter. Some I will manage to send out, and some Sue will post. I have planned a very interesting egg exchange program with a breeder of Croad Langshans in Denmark. Sue and I will send eggs to him this year. Then Sue can have all the eggs we get back from Denmark, and hatch some Danish Croad Langshans!