Pekins

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. 

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 (caramel) cuckoo cockerel over khaki, caramel (slightly darker) and cuckoo 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. The caramel shade is very rare indeed.

Chocolate silver laced – rare, a new introduction developed very recently. Three hens and a cockerel very well marked. 

Buff mottled – lovely red/buff cockerel, over two unrelated buff mottled hens.

Furness – quartet of well marked pekins of this relatively recent colour. This group throws fairly consistent colouring (as furness is a new colour it can vary).

Porcelain – unrelated well-marked trio, lovely Dutch bred cochin type cockerel over well-marked hens. Super quality.

Millefleurs – lovely red millefleurs, the hen is Dutch bred, plus a British bred hen.

Gold partridge – two super hens with an unrelated cockerel.

Chocolate silver partridge – coming soon, a project pen.

Chocolate cuckoo – should have some available this year.