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post #6531 of 6540
I'd guess the heavily accent guy was into cock fighting and wanted grown roosters for fast profits. The thought of that evil person trying to get your boy makes me mad. ūüė†
post #6532 of 6540
Your accented guy could have just eaten them too. Free roosters are generally destined for the pot.

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our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
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our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #6533 of 6540
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Your accented guy could have just eaten them too. Free roosters are generally destined for the pot.

 

Agreed.

 

The second guy (or should we just call him out for the scammer he is) was horrible. :rant

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Calling all home bakers!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/921333/any-home-bakers-here

 

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."  ~ Voltaire

 

You can call me NFC or Debby...just don't call me KFC or Debbie!

 

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post #6534 of 6540
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Originally Posted by NorthFLChick View Post

The second guy (or should we just call him out for the scammer he is) was horrible. :rant

Yes, may the faeces of a million large birds rain down on his head....  creep. 

post #6535 of 6540

I agree about the accent guy & am glad that he hasn't called me in 2 years.  There's just no way I could have let anyone eat our precious roo & "Brownie" was NOT a fighter.  (I'm all for not wasting extra roosters.  If a mean one, I'd even do it myself.  Better a meal than torture.)  In Brownie's case, he received fan mail from school children and was in the local paper twice.  He was not a typical rooster, & we still miss him.

 

The scammer I fell for.  I just can't believe he involved his wife & 2 girls.  I learned a lesson.  Most people are honest & I try to give as much info as possible when selling.  If I have detailed records, I pass that info along.  I certainly don't keep records for some one else to take credit. 

The :somad in me hopes they all grew up to be cockerels. (& the feces of a million large birds ain't bad either.)

 

I try to keep my mind focused on the positive, so in the short term, he did help me empty out the brooder. (They came from our flock, so we didn't pay $5-10/egg like some of the fancy hatches.  The eggs were no cost & the test proved the incubator set up was working properly.)  Best part:  My DD won Best in Show for her project.  Second year in a row!  Besides the cash awards, she earned a small profit by selling the extra pullets.  

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post #6536 of 6540
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I agree about the accent guy & am glad that he hasn't called me in 2 years.  There's just no way I could have let anyone eat our precious roo & "Brownie" was NOT a fighter.  (I'm all for not wasting extra roosters.  If a mean one, I'd even do it myself.  Better a meal than torture.)  In Brownie's case, he received fan mail from school children and was in the local paper twice.  He was not a typical rooster, & we still miss him.

 

The scammer I fell for.  I just can't believe he involved his wife & 2 girls.  I learned a lesson.  Most people are honest & I try to give as much info as possible when selling.  If I have detailed records, I pass that info along.  I certainly don't keep records for some one else to take credit. 

The :somad in me hopes they all grew up to be cockerels. (& the feces of a million large birds ain't bad either.)

 

I try to keep my mind focused on the positive, so in the short term, he did help me empty out the brooder. (They came from our flock, so we didn't pay $5-10/egg like some of the fancy hatches.  The eggs were no cost & the test proved the incubator set up was working properly.)  Best part:  My DD won Best in Show for her project.  Second year in a row!  Besides the cash awards, she earned a small profit by selling the extra pullets.  

 

It sounds like you and DD came out the winners after all!

Calling all home bakers!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/921333/any-home-bakers-here

 

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."  ~ Voltaire

 

You can call me NFC or Debby...just don't call me KFC or Debbie!

 

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Calling all home bakers!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/921333/any-home-bakers-here

 

"I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health."  ~ Voltaire

 

You can call me NFC or Debby...just don't call me KFC or Debbie!

 

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post #6537 of 6540
Since we're sharing craigslist stories, I've got one from today.

I recently put up a breeding trio of ayam cemanis. In the ad, I included their details, like how old they are and what flaws they have (cockerel has red in the wattles, pullets have no flaws), as well as breed information, current going rate for chicks ($200 each) and let buyers know to check out their page on Greenfire Farms if they wanted more information. I said that because the cockerel has red in his wattles, I would let the trio go for $300. That's $300 for three six month old birds about to start laying as opposed to $600 for three chicks. So half off that price and already ready to start producing.

I get an email this morning asking if they are available and how old they are. Since their age was clearly stated in the ad, the person couldn't have possibly read it very well. Then they asked if I would take $150 for all of them! That's asking me to take half of what I asked, and less than the price of a single chick. To put that in perspective, I can easily get that for one chick that has no apparent flaws, or for six fertile eggs. And he wanted an entire breeding trio for that price.
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Breeding Ayam Cemanis, BBS Silkies and Sizzles, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
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post #6538 of 6540
roll.png Isn't that how it always is. Some people want quality for the budget price. Good luck with your sale.
post #6539 of 6540
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Originally Posted by Pyxis View Post

Since we're sharing craigslist stories, I've got one from today.

I recently put up a breeding trio of ayam cemanis. In the ad, I included their details, like how old they are and what flaws they have (cockerel has red in the wattles, pullets have no flaws), as well as breed information, current going rate for chicks ($200 each) and let buyers know to check out their page on Greenfire Farms if they wanted more information. I said that because the cockerel has red in his wattles, I would let the trio go for $300. That's $300 for three six month old birds about to start laying as opposed to $600 for three chicks. So half off that price and already ready to start producing.

I get an email this morning asking if they are available and how old they are. Since their age was clearly stated in the ad, the person couldn't have possibly read it very well. Then they asked if I would take $150 for all of them! That's asking me to take half of what I asked, and less than the price of a single chick. To put that in perspective, I can easily get that for one chick that has no apparent flaws, or for six fertile eggs. And he wanted an entire breeding trio for that price.


Oh I have been there too!  Hang on & in time you'll find a buyer.  Basically, you need to find someone who really knows rare chickens.  Try mentioning it on a local BYC thread or an ayam cemani thread.  Friends of friends may pass the info along to the right person.

 

Selling my Bielefelders was the same way.  I needed to get my numbers down before winter, so I was selling 5mo old pullets for only $35ea.  That's the same price of a day old chick & these birds eat a lot to get up to their enormous size.  Not to mention that they were just starting to lay, and the breed is auto sexing.  I had several people (breeders) interested who lived 6-10 hours away, but no one local had ever heard of Bielefelders.  I also had some low offers from people who obviously knew nothing about the breed. 

 

I eventually found good homes.  In fact, my last two went to a very rich suburb to become pampered backyard hens.  The family orig ordered hatchery barred rock & RIR pullets & got 3pullets & 2 roos!  They wanted to add 2 more females.  They were in awe of the Bieles when they saw them in person.  Now they live in luxury inside a grand coop with a skylight, curtains, & window boxes.  Not bad.  My other two went to a man who wanted to start breeding.  He researched the breed & was very excited to get them.  I'm happy because now I know where I can get good fertile eggs! LOL  like I said, hang on.  You will find a good match in time.

Faraday40

Mom, wife, science teacher, artist, & animal lover

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post #6540 of 6540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyxis View Post

Since we're sharing craigslist stories, I've got one from today.

I recently put up a breeding trio of ayam cemanis. In the ad, I included their details, like how old they are and what flaws they have (cockerel has red in the wattles, pullets have no flaws), as well as breed information, current going rate for chicks ($200 each) and let buyers know to check out their page on Greenfire Farms if they wanted more information. I said that because the cockerel has red in his wattles, I would let the trio go for $300. That's $300 for three six month old birds about to start laying as opposed to $600 for three chicks. So half off that price and already ready to start producing.

I get an email this morning asking if they are available and how old they are. Since their age was clearly stated in the ad, the person couldn't have possibly read it very well. Then they asked if I would take $150 for all of them! That's asking me to take half of what I asked, and less than the price of a single chick. To put that in perspective, I can easily get that for one chick that has no apparent flaws, or for six fertile eggs. And he wanted an entire breeding trio for that price.

That is the way some people are, they have to dicker on the price, that is what some feel they have to do. My husband is one of them that likes to dicker, I hate it to no end.  When you advertise, put in  after the price  (FIRM ). you only NEED ONE BUYER. The common person in fowl do not have much appreciation  about show stuff.

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