Pet Hens

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 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 two khaki hens, one caramel hen (extremely rare) and one dun hen. Test hatching this early spring to gauge the colours of chicks.

Chocolate silver laced – rare, a new introduction developed only a couple of years ago. Two 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, some gold lacing. Test hatch this spring to check colours before hatching eggs are made available.

Blue/black/splash – lovely blue boy from top show breeding over blue and splash hens. 

Buff mottled – lovely Dutch-bred cockerel, over two unrelated buff mottled hens, one heavily mottled, the other lightly mottled.

Furness – six hens just waiting for my young unrelated cockerel to grow up! Current cockerel throws furness and wheaten-type colours.

Gold laced – unrelated gold laced cockerel over chocolate gold laced hen. Limited quantities.

Silver laced – unrelated well-marked pair. Limited quantities.

Columbian – unrelated well-marked pair. Limited quantities.

Lemon cuckoo – unrelated well-marked pair. Limited quantities.

Porcelain – unrelated well-marked pair, lovely Dutch-bred cockerel over isabella hen. Super quality. Limited quantities.

Bobtail – three smooth hens and one frizzle (from Netherlands), unrelated cockerel is a bit young at the moment but hoping he’ll be up for the job by March/April. He is crowing already!

I will also have chicks/pullets available in other colours as a result of test hatches etc.:

Blue cuckoo
Dun cuckoo
Chocolate columbian
Lavender cuckoo

plus other colours as bred.