These are a popular and a comical little breed of bantam often referred to as the 'tea cosey' due to their dumpiness and lowness to the ground. They are
shorter than the average bantam, sometimes only 20-30cm high. They are a rounded pretty breed and
suitable for first time poultry keepers. The pekin is a friendly sociable breed and very docile.
They have been known to many countries as the Miniature Cochin or Cochin Bantam even though the 'Pekin' is in itself a separate breed even though the two share similar origins. Buff Pekins were first by the British Army from Peking (Beijing) in 1860.
BBUK Pekin Bantam Breeds:
White (Frizzle & Smooth)
Lemon & Lemon Cuckoo
Lavender & Lavender Cuckoo
Cuckoo (Frizzle & Smooth)
Chocolate (Frizzle & Smooth)