Pekin Bantam

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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.

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Pekin Bantams - Female - 5 Different Colourways.

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Description: From March 27th 2021 we have a huge range of Pekin Bantams to choice from, Buff, Black Lavender, and Gold Partridge are our most popular birds available. Come and take a look around our choice of chickens - if you can't wait, you can view the full choice online at - and then either drop a text and pop to come and see us, or place an order online. We are open all over Easter 2021, and you will be selecting your own birds when you arrive on our smallholding, and it's completely OK to fall in love with a different bird once you get here. We are on the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield - about 10 mins outside of Lewes, just 15 miles outside of Brighton. We also have a wide variety of ornamental birds, Polands, Brahmas, Sablepoot (Booted Bantams) and of course, the gorgeous Silkies! You can text or call 07540 633909.

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Description: 16+ week old Pekin Bantams (various colours) £30 each. Hatching eggs are also available £2.00 each. Please visit for other breeds or find us on Facebook/instagram

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Description: I have Lavender and Black Pekin chicks (will be mottled) Fluffy feet and legs. I am happy to sell as chicks if you have heat lamp or at 6 weeks old (when they can go outside .....still cute) at £20 or you can wait until 12 weeks old £30. I have more than 1 for sale. If you buy from this site please message me to let me know the date you would like them. If it is at 12 weeks the £10 is a deposit.

Latest Reviews For Pekin Bantam (5 of 64)

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Great pets - John,

They are very friendly and happy.

Love Them! - Keaton,

I breed show pekins and they really are my favorite breed. I have never had an aggressive one. The colors you can get are also truly amazing. I have salmon, black, white and gold partridge, all lovely birds.

Love Them! - Keaton, Wiltshire,

I am a breeder and they have always been the favorite breed, with me and with my customers.

these are cute and the best chickens ever - Seante,

gorjus birds

Cute Younglings - Gassan,

They are very cute and fat and lay good eggs. They aren't very loud, apart from the daily crowing by the bigger roo. They don't ruin flowers, but they poop a lot in the garden.

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