coast of SQ birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wendy'sChicksRock, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so Im all set to go to nationals, very excited as well. Now im wondering just how much cash to bring...( or should i say hubby is asking me ) what should i expect to pay for good SQ birds? LF cochins, silkies and bantam Cochins..BLRW.. I know it will be a general range but im trying to get an idea..

    thank you
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I've never been to a show and will probably never have any SQ birds, but curious myself......
     
  3. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never say never.... [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    A lot is going to depend on the breed, variety, age and sex that you are looking to get.

    Chris
     
  5. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I listed some of that info... Im looking for pullets or hens
     
  6. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will really vary on colors. Less common colors will be expensive - up to $75 for a standard cochin, probably much less ($30-45) for a bantam. This is top of the line SQ birds. They're quite spendy. Eggs can be cheaper sometimes (though in my case I spent over $50 and ended up with 4 gorgeous roos and an awful looking pullet i would never hatch from).
     
  7. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Show Qualitity" varies bettween each seller. Try to know the standards for the breed you are looking for. As many people try to sell over priced "SQ" birds, when indeed they are not that great. To a strong BQ/SQ bird, you might pay around 50-100 a pop. Of course as quality goes down so will the cost.

    My thoughts.
     
  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pay about $35 for a trio of SQ Bantam Ameraucanas. But I paid $40 for a pair of SQ Bantam Black Ameraucanas I have out there. I also just paid $50 or $55 for six SQ/BQ Bantam Wheaten Ameraucanas but I would expect to pay between $50-$100 per pair/trio. But you will be able to find deals and make some connections like I did.
     
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  9. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    I've heard some Silkie breeders charge $500 for a pair, $700 for a trio......jus' sayin'
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'd bring at LEAST $100 if I were you.
     

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