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. Chicks can hatch in any of the three colours.
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. Still a project colour and not throwing 100% as parents.
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 – seven hens alternating with never more than three in the pen at a time so the poor boy doesn’t get tired!
Gold laced – unrelated gold laced cockerel and hen. Not available until 2021.
Columbian – unrelated well-marked pair. Limited quantities.
Porcelain – unrelated well-marked pair, lovely Dutch-bred cockerel over well-marked hen. Super quality. Limited quantities.
I will also have chicks/pullets available in other colours as a result of test hatches etc.