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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
Please note: All chickens listed here are for collection only. They cannot be delivered by the seller or by Omlet. The seller will send you their contact details to arrange payment and collection.
Pekin Bantam - Pullet - various
Description: We have for sale some lovely fluffy pol Pekins £25.00 plenty of different colours, just call or message first, or visit our website at noddyspurebreeds.co.uk. PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT REGARDING STOCK.
SILVER LACED PEKIN BANTAMS FOR SALE
Description: Here is a unique chance to purchase these extremely rare Pekin bantams. Like all other Pekins they make great pets and are good with children. They will add a touch of distinction to any Pekin flock. Please see Surbiton Poultry website for more details and other breeds.
Pair of Lavender Pekin Bantams
Description: Please can anyone help with a home for two lovely Lavender Peking Bantams. They were bought at 1 week old as companions to a chick that had to be taken away from its mother and brooded artificially. Sadly, one of the bantams is a cockerel and as I live in a residential area I can't keep him. I would like the two to go together as they are great pals. Both are friendly, easily handled and great characters. Please help!
Millefleur Pekin Cockerel
Description: Location: Stamford Free to good home. Pekin Cockerel (Millefleur) in need of a new home/brood. Beautiful bird. Contact 07917 768407
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