A 250 doller chicken!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Colored Egg Farmer, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I know of a breeder that is selling chickens for 250 dollers. Is that a little much for pure breed chickens? and sorry I kinda went into shock when they said the breed but I don't think its a rare one.
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I wouldn't pay that much for a chicken unless it's the gold variety. I'm not into showing chickens though. What breed is it?
     
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I don't think C.E.F. knows the breed.
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Ah, gotcha. The breed was mentioned while shock was happening, I get it now.
     
  5. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This isn't unheard of if you ask me. It's a lot, but I've also heard of top quality show birds going for $500-$800 dollars. I've heard that some top quality OEG's have this sort of price tag on them.

    On the other end of the spectrum, I've had people turn their noses up when I asked $10 for good show/breeding birds. Oh well.

    I've also seen online people selling 'stags' for this sort of price. Really expensive for a chicken if you ask me, but not as uncommon as it should be.

    Urban Coyote
     
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  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I know of a breeder here in the states that sells Coronation Sussex: 6 chicks is $750.00. I am going to get some in the future. This breeder is the only person that has them in the USA. I have said it before and I will say it again: You want the best or ultra rare you have to pay for it.
     
  7. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    I just paid $ 240 for this polish pullet. I was bidding against 2 other breeders who wanted her cause she carries the BLUE gene.

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  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I could see the price tag if this was a rare breed but I don't think it is. The person gets his high price because he is such a good breeder. The only reason I don't really get it is becasue I could buy a pure breed Suffolk sheep for that same price. And a very high blood line for that.
     
  9. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect that the reason the breeder charges that much is because he can, and people buy them. Heck, look at what people have paid for Golden Doodles! They're mutts in my opinion and people pay big bucks for them.

    It's simply a matter of market and demand. The breeder is not wrong for selling at the prices he does, he's simply doing well at what he has put a lot of hard work and many many hours into. What I would give to be able to sell some of my birds for that price, I may actually be able to catch up to my feed bill!

    Urban Coyote
     
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with UC. People will buy something that expensive because its that expensive and that it will be something to talk to others about- bragging rights.
    Breeders name, blood line and all that. Not saying certain breeds aren't worth more or the line throws great genes, but that racoon, weasle and hawk is going to enjoy the $700 one just as quick as the $.99 chicken.
    I would be positive you would never allow them to touch ground, see the light of day and have smoke detectors and sprinkler systems in the "barn".
     

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