Buff Pekin Bantam

£20.00

The Buff Pekin:

Male and female plumage: Sound buff, of a perfectly even shade throughout, quite sound to roots of feathers, and free from black, white or bronze feathers. The exact shade of buff is not material so long as it is level throughout and free from shaftiness, mealiness or lacing. (Note: A pale ‘lemon buff’ is usually preferred in the show-pen).

Delivery: Any orders containing livestock is eligible for local delivery and collection only. Local deliveries will be made only in the Bath, Bristol, Swindon and Taunton postcode areas we have put a flat rate of £5.99 please contact us if you are in Swindon or Taunton as Price may increase slightly.

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The Buff Pekin:

Male and female plumage: Sound buff, of a perfectly even shade throughout, quite sound to roots of feathers, and free from black, white or bronze feathers. The exact shade of buff is not material so long as it is level throughout and free from shaftiness, mealiness or lacing. (Note: A pale ‘lemon buff’ is usually preferred in the show-pen).

This breed bird will lay around 90-95 a year and if the hen has babies a little less. All chickens go threw a molt this will stop till this process is complete and bird gets feathers back then the hen will continue to produce With each year your birds molt they produce less and they do this yearly Starts around 22-24 weeks till the hen stops for good and in winters they may either slow down or stop totally birds need 14-15 hours a day for egg production. In winter it may be to cold for hens to lay eggs with a light maybe add some heat for your birds ??.

The first Pekins seen in Britain were imported in the 1860s following the looting of the Summer Palace in Peking during the Anglo-French Expedition. We are unsure why the “g” was lost from the end of the word but today the correct spelling is “Pekin”.

The Pekins brought over to Britain were Buff, which were said to be pets belonging to the Emperor of Peking.

Following their great popularity further colours of Pekin were imported from China over following years, these being black and cuckoos. Over the years many breeders took the Pekin on in their breeding programmes and by crossing a black Pekin with a white Booted Bantam, white Pekins were created.

Over the years Pekins were worked on very enthusiastically by poultry breeders all over Britain they may not have had much knowledge of genetics but their dedication has resulted in the array of colours which we see on the show bench today

Additional information

Weight 400 kg
Size

1 ltr, 5 ltr

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