March 18, 2008 at 3:25 am #242515
I would dearly love to get a couple of bantam pekins for my folks. They have a great garden that would appreciate a bit of chookin love (or poop, take your pick! 😉 😆 ).
Bantam cochins or sebrights would be great, but I know that’s asking WAY too much in & around the ACT.
I’m a bit the same as angusk who’s looking for silkies.. I’ve had very little luck finding anyone in or around the ACT who breeds pekins (or cochins or sebrights) let alone selling them.. 🙁
A few people on this forum have been helpful via PM, thanks very much 🙂 I just thought I’d put a clear wanted ‘ad’ up in case there were any lurkers who might be able to help me.. 😀
I hope that I haven’t chosen a silly time of year to look for chooks :shy:
TIA 🙂March 18, 2008 at 4:02 am #331383
Purrsikat you might like to go to http://www.farmstock.com.au which have private poultry sellers from all over the east coast…I have recently bought x 3 beautiful hens from a seller in Kinglake Vic
Good LuckMarch 18, 2008 at 4:26 am #331384
Hi Purrsikat. We have a couple of pekins we bought last year from the chook man at EPIC farmers’ markets. He might be worth a try if you haven’t already. Earlier this year we approached him again to see if we could get another couple and he said he had fertile eggs incubating but that there had been SO much interest in the pekins that he wasn’t taking orders. I searched everywhere and ended up getting some fertile pekin eggs posted which we put under our broody – not one pekin hatched:( I keep seeing wanted ads on allclassifieds for people wanting pekins (it could be you:)) in the ACT so it looks like they are indeed hot property – noone can get them!March 18, 2008 at 4:50 am #331385
Thanks for the suggestion & link robanne.. I’ve looked for areas around the ACT for pekins, but am not too keen on driving more than 2 hrs to get any.. & it’s really starting to look like I might need to do that (or get fertile eggs posted & try my luck incubating & then sexing & selling on the roos etc, or get chooks freighted to me from interstate).
margate, that’s such a bummer.. both that you didn’t get any pekins to hatch AND that it looks like I’m not going to find much luck in getting pekins locally. 🙁
It’ll just make me try harder! :p heheh.. or perhaps I should buy a pair & try for my own little flock. I’m sure my parents would love me doing that with their garden, raising a bunch of chooks & keeping a noisy roo.. 😆 (wish I had a full garden at my place..!).March 19, 2008 at 3:05 am #331386
yeah we are both in the same boat,i have been on the internet hours on end trying to find breeders for silkies and now looking for pekins,but no luck.
i have decided to go to a couple of poultry auctions,just to see what i may come across.
There is a helpful website with chooks all over the states 4 sale i think if you google farm stock you may find the web page,i have lot track of all the websites,but good luck i think it is just wrong timing.
:confused:March 19, 2008 at 3:29 am #331387
😆 I’d have to agree with you angusk! The secretary of the NSW pekin club said that it might be bad timing because most people are prepping for shows, not breeding/selling birds right now. D’oh!
Good luck to you, hopefully something will come up.. :tup: people on sell stock occasionally, just gotta keep our eyes open. 😀March 26, 2008 at 8:45 am #331388
I ended up finding some pekin x frizzles locally, which i’m really really happy about. 1 is black frizzle & the other is buff straight feathered (but sisters). They’re only about 7 or 8wks old, so perfect age for relocation to a new home & to be tamed a little bit. Really excited, have started making a chook tractor for them for my parents’ garden..
I pick them up from their current home tomorrow.. I hope that all runs smoothly. 😀 I’m really excited.
A question for any chookie type people.. when a chicken is crossed with a frizzle.. is frizzle a breed in itself? I thought that a frizzle was something that’s been bred into particular breeds (like polish frizzle, pekin frizzle).. but I don’t know these things..
Soooo…. could I be getting something that’s crossed with something that’s not ‘pekin frizzle’ type? (which i could be, though it sounds like the lady got her fertile eggs from a breeder in VIC, so hopefully it’s a pekin frizzle type of chook that contributed the frizzle genes!!! )March 30, 2008 at 5:35 am #331389
Good luck with your little gems!:DMarch 30, 2008 at 10:24 am #331390
thanks angusk!!! 😀 😀
i need to post some piccies of the littlies.. they’re very cute.April 4, 2008 at 9:06 am #331391
I’ve just been reading about Cochins on Aussie Chook Chat and they say they’ve been extinct in Aus for many years. The only ones selling with that name are inferior cross breds not the real thing.
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