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Pekin Bantams... anyone have these? Pics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by insiderart, May 11, 2009.

  1. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Pekin Bantams are so so so cute and puffy! Anyone have this breed?
     

  2. Becky_H

    Becky_H Songster

    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.
     
  3. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Eeeep! No pics?....
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  4. Becky_H

    Becky_H Songster

    Quote:Not yet. I'm working on getting a program loaded so my computer and my camera can talk.
     
  5. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    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?
     
  6. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

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    Pekins are the same thing as Cochins. They just call them Pekins in England (and probably other countries as well).
     
  7. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    From what I understood the Pekin has shorter legs than the Cochin.
     

  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    yes.. in UK, Aus, and NZ... cochin have their own version of bantam... the pekin is regarded as true bantam with no large counterpart...

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  9. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    So puffy! You just want to squeeze them! Like living pillows.
     
  10. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Cochins and Pekins are one in the same [​IMG]

    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.
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