a very well behaved showing chicken or just your backyard chook lays a small tinted/cream colored or white egg once a day. great as a family pet and are quite tame and friendly. comes in a varitey of stunning colours.
- Breed Purpose:
- Dual Purpose
- Climate Tolerance:
- All Climates
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Breed Temperament:
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Sliver, black and white, red and ginger
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
- Average User Rating:
Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose: showing or layers great childrens pets
Climate Tolerance: verry good
General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity: once daily
Egg Size: small
The Pekin Bantams lay small cream to blue coloured eggs (they are not supposed to lay blue eggs)
They do not require a lot of room and their mild temperament makes training them for handling, very easy and rewarding.
Breed Colors / Varieties:
Lavender, Blue, Silver Partridge, Red, Partridge, Blue Mottled, Columbian, Cuckoo, Mottled, Buff, Black, White and Wheaten.
Chicken Breed Photos:
Recent User Reviews
"Great, friendly breed!"
Pros - Friendly, has a lot of character, docile, fairly broody, beautiful breed, great breeds for kids! And extremely fluffy!!
Cons - Not really any cons except some find they don't lay a lot of eggs or their eggs are too small. This wasn't a problem in my family.
I have grown up with pekins (especially lavenders) and they are my favourite breed! I love them to bits and recommend them to anyone interested in chickens. These breeds are fantastic with kids and are extremely friendly. All of my pekins have been friendly, tame and have a lot of character! All of my roosters have been really docile and friendly towards me and the kid and never minded being picked up. But my head rooster pekin was more aggresive probably because he was the head of the flock. He couldn't do any harm though because he was small. My girls are happy to go broody and have succesfully hatched out their own chicks multiple times. My best hatch was through my lavender pekin who hatched out 10 fluffy chicks! There eggs, although small, are yummy and good for my kids breakfast because of how small they were. I made use of them through mini scotch eggs and the sorts which you cannot do with larger eggs. My favourite breed and highly recommend them! Their fluffy feathers were never a bother to me and didn't really get seriously dirty - never needed washing.
"Great Family Pet"
Pros - cute, funny, tame, good with children, pretty
Cons - long feathers tend to get dirty, small eggs
I have two of these lovely chickens and i would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of buying a small family pet. They are very tame and lively and enjoy the company of their human companions.They are very funny and loving, they will waddle/skip up to me whenever I'm nearby with their little wing flapping in excitement (its as if their wings propel them as they run ) and it is adorable. They also get along well with my other chickens which are Chinese Silkies, at first they didn't get along very well but once the got to know each other they have been the best of friends and they never caused any injuries to each other. They are good looking chickens too, their feathers make them look as if they are "wearing a ball room dress". These chickens are really cuddly, just lke any cat or dog. They are adorable and I could watch them all day!