Pekins make super pets. Small, inquisitive, friendly and very fluffy. Pekins even have fluffy feet.
Their fluffy feet mean they don’t scratch much and shouldn’t destroy your garden (apart from nibbling!) however they will dig a hole for a dust bath unless you provide one!
They come in a wide range of colours and new colours are being bred each year.
I will also have some more unusual colours available, plus pretty chicks which are the result of crossing other colours.
Silver partridge – unrelated well-marked, good quality group of five. Possibly my favourite colour!
Blue mottled – a splash mottled frizzled cockerel over black mottled hens = 100% blue mottled. I also have a pretty blue mottled hen so 50% of her chicks can be splash mottled. 50% chance of frizzle on all chicks. Chance of gold leakage (which looks very pretty especially on the splash frizzled).
Khaki – a very rare colour, pale gold or champagne, khaki is to dun what splash is to blue. I have a lovely khaki cockerel over khaki and beige (slightly darker) hens. Chicks can hatch khaki/beige/dun, khaki looks almost white to begin with but they become more gold/dun with each moult and they often have dun flecks just like blue splash has blue/black flecks.
Chocolate silver laced – rare, a new introduction developed very recently. Three hens and a cockerel very well marked.
Palomino – a brand new colour, unique to me. White with gold breast, neck, head and on the wings, sometimes gold lacing. Still a project colour and not throwing 100% as parents.
Buff mottled – lovely Dutch-bred cockerel, over two unrelated buff mottled hens.
Blue & black – super quality blue cockerel (from the president of the UK Pekin Society) over lovely looking black hens = 50% blue 50% black.
Furness – seven hens alternating with never more than three in the pen at a time so the poor boy doesn’t get tired! I have the recently developed gold furness but also red furness, based on a more red background colour.
Gold laced – unrelated gold laced cockerel and hen, the hen is from the Netherlands.
Columbian – unrelated well-marked trio.
Porcelain – unrelated well-marked pair, lovely Dutch-bred cockerel over well-marked hen. Super quality. Limited quantities.
Gold partridge – two super hens with an unrelated cockerel.