Pekin Bantam Chickens

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History

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.

Behaviour

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.

Varieties

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.

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Pekin Bantams For Sale

Please Note: All Chickens listed here are for collection only. They cannot be delivered by the Seller or by Omlet. Once you have purchased the Chickens you will be emailed the Seller's contact address details.

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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Cockerel
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Cockerel
Variety: Cockerel
Age: 28 weeks
Seller: Natajackie
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: Pure coloured blue, blue frizzle, chocolate frizzle, millefleur and mixed coloured cockerels for sale, all born last summer. Pure colours £20 each, mixed colours £10 each. Eastbourne, East Sussex.
Location: Sussex Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£10.00
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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Cockerel
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Cockerel
Variety: Lavender
Age: 9 weeks
Seller: Sheila
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: 10 months old. Due to previous bad experiences with a cockerel, I seem to have developed a bit of a phobia with cockerels, this lavender boy is fine with my husband & children & though a little inexperienced is trying hard to look after his girls. Would love someone to take him on as he doesn't deserved to be culled & I would like to be able to go out into my garden again.
Location: Somerset Show Map
Delivery: Collection
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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Fertilised Eggs
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Fertilised Eggs
Variety: Black/lavender/millifluer/frizzle
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: Happy Hatching
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: We have Black/Lavender/Millifluer and mixed Frizzle hatching eggs for sale at £1 each either collect direct or we can post in poly boxes at £5.50 per 6
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£1.00
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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Cockerel
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Cockerel
Variety: White
Age: 29 weeks
Seller Rating:            4 reviews
Description: WANTED !!!!! I am after a white Pekin bantam cockerel of breeding age, preferably hatched last year. I am in the Surrey area but can travel a bit i.e. Sussex, Kent, Hampshire etc. Must be pure white.
Location: Surrey Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£25.00
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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Mature Hen
Variety: All Colours
Age: 50 weeks
Seller: Zoe ChickenHill
Seller Rating:            1 reviews
Description: Pretty pekins from 9 - 12 months. Mottled, Salmon, Black, Wheaton, MilleFleur
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£30.00
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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Chick
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Chick
Variety: Buff
Age: 10 weeks
Seller: daxigirl
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: 1 female. Buff with a touch of Columbian. Outdoors full time. Eating and growing well, on growers pellets. Happy to send pictures. Located in Fareham.
Location: Hampshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£18.00
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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: All Colours
Age: 19 weeks
Seller Rating:            1 reviews
Description: Stunning exhibition quality youngsters, some frizzles, millefleur and blue are £10 extra , healthy vaccinated hens, some just started laying-Bybrook Barn, Ashford-The best in the South of England! Open 7 days.
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£35.00
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Breed: Pekin Bantam - Fertilised Eggs
Descriptions: Pekin Bantam - Fertilised Eggs
Variety: Lemon Cuckoo
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: lauren barton
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: For sale I have some lemon and buff hatching eggs. They are all pure pekin bantams. These eggs will be fine to put under a broody or in an incubator. I have tried both and both have been very successful.I collect the eggs daily so the eggs will be fresh. These eggs are no use to me because i haven't room for any more hens at the moment so i am selling them cheap because somebody might as well make use of them. Please mail me if you have any questions or if you are interested in them. Collection only .
Location: Lancashire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£1.00
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- TobsontheGreat, 12 April 2014

These Chickens are sooo cute and light and are broody loads so they make great Mothers ! I love my pekin sooo much now :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


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- Mia, 20 March 2014

I have 3 of these little hens in my small back garden. They are lovely, friendly almost too friendly when they think you have food! I just wish I had known quite how loud they can be when they are coming into lay. We now call them the peacocks...so far the neighbours haven't complained but my husband has! If like me you live in a terraced house and your neighbours are close just a small word of warning, they aren't very big but they can really make their presence known! Wouldn't be without them though...if the neighbours let me:)


          

- Lisa, 13 January 2014

A beautiful friendly little bird with a trumpet rather than a cluck: sounds more like a penguin! Always ready for a cuddle but will go broody at the drop of a hat. Eggs are small and adequate but unfortunately not a regular occurance. highly recommended for people with small children and garden lovers as easy to handle and do minimal damage to lawns , flower beds etc


           To unreliable for egg production

- Bantamkeeper, 06 January 2014

Great to have in the garden but to unreliable in the egg laying part


           Pretty birds best garden hen

- Lauren, 19 November 2013

I have had pekins for a few years now and i have about 50 i love the way they are so friendly and they love all the attention. They will just stand and look pretty for as long as you like and they are a pleasure to keep and very easy to look after. Best garden pet.

 

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