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Feather footed rooster selling questions

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I didn't know where to post this question so I came here. I have some young roosters, 6 to 7 months old, that I want to sell. The majority of the chickens I have come from a small frizzed cochen rooster (RIP)and his Rhoad island red hens and a Barred Rock girl. A few are from a Dominique hen and a mixed breed rooster. Most of these are what I like to call oopsie babies, the chickens free range time most of the day and seem to love hideing their eggs anywhere on the property. Under a one of the multiple broke down cars, under a house or some other random place even when nests are setup. I was thinking about selling the extra roosters at the local farm sale .I've seen that the average rooster costs between $5.00 and $15.00. I wouldn't be surprised if i end up giveing some away, some of the chickens have feathers on their feet, is there any difference in price for feather footed chickens?
Edited by Thejperez - 12/16/16 at 2:12pm
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Demand for feather-footed chickens isn't much higher than for clean-legged chickens in my area, but this can certainly vary. Some people do find feather-footed birds to be "fancy," and thus more attractive purchases. Roosters of any type tend to be hard to sell, though.


Edited by BantamLover21 - 12/16/16 at 2:23pm

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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I don't see much difference in price. The difference is finding a home or not. 

 

Some folks do like the feather footed birds, and are more willing to purchase a rooster with them. 

 

However, some folks hate feathered feet and won't have a bird on the place that has them. 

 

I'd say, pick a cutie or two and advertise them. See who bites, what they're looking for. 

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Demand for feather-footed chickens isn't much higher than for clean-legged chickens in my area, but this can certainly vary. Some people do find feather-footed birds to be "fancy," and thus more attractive purchases. Roosters of any type tend to be hard to sell, though.
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I don't see much difference in price. The difference is finding a home or not. 

Some folks do like the feather footed birds, and are more willing to purchase a rooster with them. 

However, some folks hate feathered feet and won't have a bird on the place that has them. 

I'd say, pick a cutie or two and advertise them. See who bites, what they're looking for. 

I agree with both posts
Edited by ChickenGrass - 12/16/16 at 3:20pm
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Rouen ducks
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

I don't see much difference in price. The difference is finding a home or not. 

 

Some folks do like the feather footed birds, and are more willing to purchase a rooster with them. 

 

However, some folks hate feathered feet and won't have a bird on the place that has them. 

 

I'd say, pick a cutie or two and advertise them. See who bites, what they're looking for. 

This ^^^.

 

If you can find anyone willing to pay any amount for a cockerel, be glad and take it. Around here it is impossible to sell excess males for any amount so they wind up in the freezer. Same goes for excess females as well, unfortunately.

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