Chocolate Mottled Pekin Bantam

£25.00

The Chocolate Mottled Pekin Bantam:

 

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.

Local Delivery and Collection Only at the moment !

 

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The Chocolate Mottled Pekin Bantam:

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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