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Pekin Bantam Chickens

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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 Bantam For Sale

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Description: Various coloured Pekin bantam £30.00 each Hatching eggs (£2 per egg) and chicks (start at £7 each, unsexed) are also available. We are taking reservations for growers and Pol, with a small deposit. We are based on the Kent Surrey borders near Biggin Hill for collections or can offer nationwide delivery (except for chicks, they must be collected) Please visit for other breeds or find us on Facebook We are based on the Kent Surrey borders near Biggin Hill for collections or can offer nationwide delivery Please visit for other breeds or find us on Facebook

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  • Breed: Pekin Bantam
  • Age: 42 Weeks
  • Seller: Sarah Jones
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  • Location: Hungerford Show on a map
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Description: Two white/ light grey hens and one handsome cockerel.


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Description: We have a selection of these friendly little bantams for sale. For all the affection you show them, they will reward you with a steady supply of small eggs through out the Spring and Summer months.

Latest Reviews For Pekin Bantam (5 of 65)

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John - Abbie,

John is the sweetest little hen I’ve ever had. She’s my favorite. Very sensitive and scared of everything, lol.

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

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