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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 growers. Prices depending on age, just call or message first, or visit our website at noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK.
Millefleur, lavender, partridge, frizzle, mottled, buff etc.
Description: Pekin Bantams Millefleur, lavender, partridge, frizzle, mottled, buff etc. Up to 21 weeks, I guaranteed no cockerels. Great garden chickens as they have feathered feet and will do very little damage to your garden, good layers and easy to tame, good with children. Just starting out with chicken keeping then these are the easiest birds to look after, smaller and generally quieter and more docile than hybrids. I am often complimented on the quality of my Pekins and the conditions they are kept in. Wide range usually available please only contact me if you are a serious buyer.
Red Pekin bantam cockerel
Description: One young red Pekin cockerel. He has been hand reared and is very used to people and animals. He handsome. Comes from a breeder in Ilton, Somersset. Just want him to have a home as we can't keep him.
Light Sussex chicks
Description: These are due to be born over the weekend of 28th/29th August 2016. They come from a good breeding flock . These are £2.00 each or near offer. Offers considered. Please contact for more info. Tel:01295 268998
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