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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by insiderart, May 11, 2009.
Pekin Bantams are so so so cute and puffy! Anyone have this breed?
I do! I have 2 mottled hens and a splash roo. They're gorgeous little birds, and extremely sweet. Even the rooster, though he has his MOMENTS.
Eeeep! No pics?....
Quote:Not yet. I'm working on getting a program loaded so my computer and my camera can talk.
From the pics I have seen it looks like their legs are so short they appear to be kind of bobbing on the grass.. is this true?
Pekins are the same thing as Cochins. They just call them Pekins in England (and probably other countries as well).
From what I understood the Pekin has shorter legs than the Cochin.
yes.. in UK, Aus, and NZ... cochin have their own version of bantam... the pekin is regarded as true bantam with no large counterpart...
So puffy! You just want to squeeze them! Like living pillows.
Cochins and Pekins are one in the same
Good breeding will give the appearance of shorter legs as the head should be held low while the rump stands slightly higher. Tremendous feathering also aids this illusion as you cannot see the legs or feet.