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The first Pekins are said to have been stolen from a private collection held by the emperor of China in Peking around 1860. Another story states they were imported from China around 1830-1840 and were presented to Queen Victoria. These imported birds were then crossed with other breeds and are now know today as Pekin Bantams.
The Pekin is a very gentle bird. They are good layers of small eggs but are broody, making them great mums. They make excellent pets for children as they are tame. They settle very well and require little space. Pekins can look rather pale and anaemic if not allowed on grass to forage. They tend not to scratch around in flower beds so are good birds to keep in an urban garden. They are normally a robust and long-lived bird that loves company.
Pekins are a very popular breed here in the UK. They are available in a whole range of colours. Lavender, blue, silver partridge, red partridge, blue mottled, Columbian, cuckoo, mottled, buff, black, white and wheaten. With all their feathers they actually look larger than they really are. All colours have short legs and feathered feet and toes.Tweet
Pekin Bantam For Sale
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Pekin Bantam - Pullet - various
Description: We have for sale some lovely fluffy Pekins for sale in various colours. We are in most days just call or message first, or visit our website at www.noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK.
Gorgeous Pekin bantams, lovely colours
Description: Lots of gorgeous Pekin bantams, frizzled and flat feather available now.. plain coloured flat feathered £20, additionally lots of very pretty coloured millefleurs in buff/white, and black/white, silver/white, Silver partridge, Cuckoo and also Mottled chocolate/white, lavender/white, all £30. Also, still have a few rare frizzled Pekin's £35, (see white frizzled Pekin in photo) in pure white and some white and with black markings. Our cottage farm is tucked away in a rural area of Tonbridge, Kent. Milo, our dog, happily shows everyone around. Text 07958 127 327 to arrange a time most mornings and evenings, weekdays and weekends.
Two super-tame Pekin cockerels
Description: I'm looking to re-home (free to a good home) two pekin cockerels, Frodo and Pippin, approx. 11 weeks old. They're very tame and like being petted. They were hatched by one of my hens and I'm sad to have to let them go, but (as cockerels would) they started bullying the third cockerel in the clutch. They are still friendly towards each other and don't fight. They would make great pets. I would love to keep them but don't have the conditions for more cockerels. They can be re-homed separately. I'm based in Leicester, UK.
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