The Pekin is said to originate from a Chinese Emperor in in the 1800's. Pekins are one of our favourites hen breeds; they are small, very pretty, very friendly birds and make excellent back garden pets.
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At Sunnyside Poultry we are very lucky to have our own dedicated Pekin Bantam breeder. Our Pekin Bantams are reared to the highest possible heath and welfare standards and usually come to us at about 6 weeks old.
We usually have an extensive range of Pekin Bantams available for sale, which include Lavender, Cuckoo, Columbian, Coronation (Columbian dilute), Gold Partridge, Silver Partridge, White, Millefleur, Black.
We use vitamins and Apple Cider Vinegar to help to defend our pure bred birds, but buyers must be aware that unlike our Hybrid Pullets, they do not go through a vaccination program.
If you come intending to purchase our birds, please bring a suitable clean carrier.
Please read our conditions carefully before you purchase our birds.
Pekin Chicks & Pullet Growers
If you do buy chicks (on heat or up to 6 weeks old) these are sold unsexed.
We will ensure that chicks are in best of health before they leave us, but please remember that young chicks are very vulnerable and unguaranteed. Please ensure that you are happy with your chicks before you leave the premises and that you have enough knowledge of chicken keeping to spot and deal with any problems.
If you are uncertain how to care for chicks please ask. By prior arrangement we can arrange a Poultry Keeping Course specifically to care for chicks.
If you are intending to buy chicks whilst still under heat it is very important that they are kept warm and are not able to slip on their journey home. We will not be held responsible for harm to chicks during their journey home. Please bring a small box padded with a towel or similar and (depending on the weather) use a hot water bottle under their box to keep them warm. We can fill hot water bottles.
Growers (6 to 12 weeks old and off heat) are easier to sex and, depending on breed and age we can be 95% sure that males have been picked out. Some of the cockerels show themselves very early on, whilst others take much longer. For this reason if you buy a bird as a chick or grower and it turns out to be a cockerel we cannot replace it for a hen.
Off heat youngsters will not be weather hardy birds and still require protection from harsh weather.
All photographs shown are of our own.