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Pekin Bantam Chickens

Black male Buff male Cuckoo female Lavender female Mottled female Mottled male Partridge female White male

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Pekin Bantam 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.

Pekin Bantam 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 anemic 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.

Pekin Bantam Varieties

Pekins are a very popular breed here in the UK. They are available in a whole range of colors. 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 colors have short legs and feathered feet and toes.

Pekin Bantam Pictures

Our chicks watching shaun the sheep!
Chicken sitting in plants
Chicken sitting on hand
Chicken in garden
Chicken in garden
Chicken in garden
Chicken inside
Henny & Penny the Pekin Pair.
Chickens in run
Chickens in run
Super soft Sally
Pippa Silver Partridge Pekin
Pekin are good broody hens. She's hatched other hens chicks
The ladies - 8 weeks old
my mum hen Sarah
Brownie and Oreo having fun
Frizzie Lizzy is buzy
Our 3 cute hens????
Perching Pekin - 10 week old hen
10 week old lavender pekin perching on my arm
Pekin Chicks - 2 days old
Pekin chicks - 2 days old - exploring broody box
2 day old Pekin Chick
Lavender pekin bantam
Week old Pekin Sablepoot
Cute chicks 2
Cute chicks
dustbathing pekins in the sun

Pekin Bantam For Sale

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Latest Reviews For Pekin Bantam (5 of 67)

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- Robin,

eggscellent bird i just love 'em

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.

Breeder Clubs for Pekin Bantam

Pekin Bantam Club


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