Pekin Bantam

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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 Bantam For Sale

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Pekin Bantam - Pullet - various

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£25.00

Description: We have for sale some lovely fluffy Pekins for sale in various colours. Approx 18 weeks old. Various prices. We are open every weekend during the winter, just call or message first, or visit our website at noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK.


Pekin Bantams Point of Lay

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£18.00

Description: Pekin Bantam Point of Lay hens for sale.Lots of pretty colours available from £18 guaranteed females some have started laying & some will be laying soon Black, White, Black Mottled, Blue Mottled, Millefleur, Dark Millefleur, Lemon, Buff, Lemon Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Red, & Columbian plus a few frizzle pekins Our Specialist courier is available to deliver your girls.For more pictures visit my website happyhens.me.uk


LEMON CUCKOO FERTILISED EGGS

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£12.00

Description: Boxes of 6 pure bred lemon cuckoo pekin bantam hatching eggs. Fertile eggs from my flock of 5 show line bantams: 1 unrelated rooster, 1 frizzle hen, 3 smooth pullets. Stunning quality friendly birds, low maintenance ,small, great brooders, layers and breeders. Proven hatchability. £12 for 6 ,plus postage. Angus area, Scotland.


Variety of Pekins as singles or more

Description: Various Perkins , lemons, chocolates, silver, Millie's


bantam cockerels

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£10.00

Description: 2 x peking boys my daughter has agreed to sell her 2 lavender boys 2 1/2 year olds. £10 for the both. collection only . desperate need to go as im giving up my allotment and i have no room at home. must go by end of feb 2016. hope someone can help TIA. 07746319873.


GOLD PARTRIDGE PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


SILVER PARTRIDGE PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


BLACK MOTTLED PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


WHITE PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


BLACK PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


MILLEFLEUR PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


CUCKOO PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


BLUE PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


LAVENDER PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


LEMON PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE

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£25.00

Description: These gorgeous little bundles of feathers make great pets and are good with children. In return for all the love and affection you show them they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs throughout the spring and summer. See the Surbiton Poultry website for other breeds.


Latest Reviews For Pekin Bantam (5 of 57)

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breed - Venusspecimen,

what a lovely breed to own. clean small tidy birds that look wonderful and walk like they're cross country skiing.


- Ryan,

Brilliant


Good pets - Baronet,

I have a trio of mixed shades of white,Brought six over from UK to Latvia when I retired just to have them in an extra large garden to grace the sweeping lawns to my villa. I then lost two to a loose and ugly dog. Now having great problems trying to build them up into a steady flock. No one over here has any idea of adoring them.Not one have I seen in four years. I now have a Dutch breeder who sells at shows in Germay and Holland. I do so hope to be able to buy his show winners and start the only Pekin/Cochin breeders sales on this side of the world as England has no idea where the hell we are I cant deal with them. Pity really as the desire to have a flock of these lovely balls of feather is burning us up. Wonderful for you all but in fact the hardest job of searching ever done in my life trying to find a supplier or breeder this side of the ocean,


Family - Schirstan,

I have only recently had Pekin bantams , and the three I had have been bought up by a white Sussex hen!! Now the family is really lovely and so full of character. Love our company and sitting on our laps as well as cuddles. I was lucky to have a friend who gave me the bantam eggs for Millie to sit on when broody, oh what a lovely family.


Sweet and easy. - Lucy,

I have only one Pekin, who was rescued by a friend of mine. She is a real character and fitted in fairly quickly with my other bantams. She is broody quite a lot in Summer but she also mothers the other chickens and chats away all the time. She enjoys being carried and stroked and is actually quite clever. Contrary to most information I have read, she has always laid quite a lot of eggs, though they are small, and is still laying well at 3/4 years old. She manages OK in our long grass despite her feathery feet, though they do get a bit bedraggled.

Breeder Clubs for Pekin Bantam

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