Backyard Poultry Forum • View topic - Just loving the pekins personalities

Backyard Poultry Forum

Chickens, waterfowl & all poultry - home of exhibition & backyard poultry in Australia & New Zealand
Login with a social network:
It is currently Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:18 am

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:41 am 
Offline
Phoenix
Phoenix
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8324
Location: Gold Coast QLD
Ok , i will admit it...im entranced with these little guys :-D

I spent yesterday cleaning out the muddy pens after another series of severe storms swept through and made everything mucky and stinky........ide piled the shadecloth out of the way over an old table frame , went to get fresh straw and returned to find the little fluff butts clambering all over it - so cute :-D
Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:30 am 
Offline
Deluxe Drake
Deluxe Drake

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:31 pm
Posts: 2454
Location: Canberra
They're hard not to love aren't they? My first chooks were a bunch of Heinz 57 mixed-bred layers known as the Motley Crew. One of them eventually died and I acquired a Pekin pullet to replace her. I loved her friendly personality and gentle ways. I was hooked instantly and it all went downhill from there.
:rofl:

_________________
Shairlyn's Genetics Lessons


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:39 pm 
Offline
Assist Admin
Assist Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:11 am
Posts: 21512
Location: Gold Coast, QLD, AUSTRALIA
I can understand why. They look lovely angelcake. :biggrin:

More rain predicted today I think. It's a fulltime job taming vines here at the moment.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:41 pm 
Offline
Phoenix
Phoenix
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8324
Location: Gold Coast QLD
Its a slippery slope...... :laughing
Whats really good about them too, is the other half is just as entranced :yess .......he loves how they mob him when he goes out to the pen and get under his feet.... he's already asked when am i going to start hatching chicks as he wants to see more of them scratching in his veggie garden ( havent told him ive already put 10 eggs under a handy broody :mrgreen: )



More rain predicted today I think. It's a fulltime job taming vines here at the moment.

I hear you Cackles - our veggie patch is seriously overgrown....tomato vines running wild , and the caterpillars and grasshoppers are having a field day.....maybe we have a shortage of ducks here too.....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:00 pm 
Offline
Deluxe Drake
Deluxe Drake

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:31 pm
Posts: 2454
Location: Canberra
We also have a shortage of ducks, aka a snail plague. I've been trying to convince the other half but no luck no far.

_________________
Shairlyn's Genetics Lessons


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:15 pm 
Offline
Phoenix
Phoenix
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8324
Location: Gold Coast QLD
Hehe - we have a resident pair of wild pacific black ducks , but they have zero interest in the veggie garden pests ...much prefer to hassle the chooks off their food when i let them out to free range.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:02 pm 
Offline
Phoenix
Phoenix
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8324
Location: Gold Coast QLD
Look whos turned broody ; Miss Pekin is sitting on 8 fertile eggs (there were 10 but 2 were clears when i candled) , they are due in 10 days time - love how the rooster sits on the rim of the nest box with her for most of the day. He is a most attentive little fella :-D

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:26 pm 
Offline
Assist Admin
Assist Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:11 am
Posts: 21512
Location: Gold Coast, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Lovely sight. :-D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:50 pm 
Offline
Proud Rooster
Proud Rooster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:50 pm
Posts: 292
They do have a beautiful "calm" nature & are quite happy to be petted. I would love some more too. I'm intrigued that the rooster stays with her that long. Our backyard is seriously overgrown with weeds; I could do with a break from the rain for a while but I really shouldn't "wish" that.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:26 pm 
Offline
Deluxe Drake
Deluxe Drake

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:31 pm
Posts: 2454
Location: Canberra
My Pekin roosters like to check on their girls when they are laying or broody, although having a flock of half a dozen each they don't sit with the one hen all day. They are quite attentive though, and will enthusiastically take up the "I laid an egg!" song when one of their hens starts announcing her achievement to the world.

_________________
Shairlyn's Genetics Lessons


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:21 pm 
Offline
Phoenix
Phoenix
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8324
Location: Gold Coast QLD
Today i got stuck into the garden , after all the rain the weeds had really taken a hold......a 3 feet high hold :-D , so pulled them all out (hard work yanking on meter high paspalum) , took the load over to the weed compost pile, and came back to find the pekins very happily ensconced in the crumbly dirt and squashing the dahlias and daylilys ..cheeky little things :biggrin:

Image

Image

One upside , they discovered a green ant nest and demolished it ...good little birds :thumbs:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:13 pm 
Offline
Golden Brush Turkey
Golden Brush Turkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:07 am
Posts: 22789
Location: toodyay, WA
they like to do that, you made the soil all lovley and crumbly for them

_________________
Anconas, Silkies and Pekins :) Caladenia Cottage
Silkies
Wonderful Silkies


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:12 pm 
Offline
Phoenix
Phoenix
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:19 pm
Posts: 8324
Location: Gold Coast QLD
And Mr splash cockerel who thinks he owns the rose garden now, he has also taken to chasing my big blg wyandotte cockerel around (who is easily 5 times his size) , cheeky young fella :laughing
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:09 pm 
Offline
Deluxe Drake
Deluxe Drake

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:31 pm
Posts: 2454
Location: Canberra
They do that. Pekin cockerels have small cock syndrome; what they lack by way of being small, silly, fluffy things they make up for in attitude!

_________________
Shairlyn's Genetics Lessons


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:06 pm 
Offline
Clever Cockerel
Clever Cockerel

Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:16 am
Posts: 1637
Location: Yarra Junction, Vic
Oh Mr Splash is gorgeous !
I soooo want a splash pekin. I love my pekins they're big fluffy butts with attitude :-D

_________________
Love my girls - Silkies, Pekins, Campines, Light Sussex, Bantam Orpingtons, Isa Browns, New Hampshires
Silkie crosses, 8 roosters and forever in my heart my precious Thumbelina.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
©2004-2014 Backyardpoultry.com. Content rights reserved
freestone