We also have a few Pekin Bantams that I plan to breed, some to sell as day old chicks or fertile eggs. Like the silkies, Pekins are very cute and make excellent adoptive mothers. As usual though, we have too many roosters (2) and cockerels(2) as we don’t have enough hens for them all. At this stage we have two white and one buff hens (plus an older lavendar who I am not sure is still laying eggs), and two young pullets. Which of course means that we really only need one rooster (two at the max). Its not an easy job to work out who gets the chop, especially as I am working towards keeping healthy, robust stock rather than breeding for the show bench (which often produces pretty birds that look good but either loose their egg laying capacity or suffer from inferior health).
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