Here at Holme Poultry we breed bantams
Pekins are mainly bought for their cuteness. They are classed as an exhibition bird.
Originally from Peking, China. thought to have been stolen from the emperor in 1860
They lay around 120 – 160 White / Cream eggs.
Pekins are classed as a true bantam, due to them not having a large fowl counterpart.
Even though they were known as Cochin Bantams for a while, when they first arrived in the UK. Although outside of the U.K.this is still true, although there are differences between them.
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. .
Silver Laced Wyandotte Bantam