Contacting breeders listed in ABA Year Book

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by ChicksinFL, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. ChicksinFL

    ChicksinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question it's actually one that my 10 yr old daughter brought up while studying the ABA year book for that just came in the mail. She has 4 breeds she'd like to get into and has spent the past few days going through the index in the book and looking at each breeders listings comparing to see who she would like to contact about birds for sale. All but two of the breeders she would like to contact have just phone numbers and mailing addresses no websites or emails. My daughter made out her list of who she would like to contact but doesn't feel right about just calling a breeder cold. So without email addresses included she's thinking she should write a letter and snail mail to each breeder saying who she is and what she is looking for then give our email and phone number for them to contact her.

    I thought this was a very responsible way to contact breeders as none of these ads actually say birds for sale they just list what they breed and have the mailing/phone numbers. I figure if they want to sell to her or help her out with suggestions on who else has good show quality birds for sale they can then contact her(us).

    If you were a breeder who had not listed a email would you be bothered by a 10 yr old hand writing and snail mailing a letter if you included a mailing address? Or should we just sit down and call breeders with me doing the talking as I'm sure most wouldn't want a 10 yr old girl calling them up.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. BGMatt

    BGMatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either way is fine. A lot of breeders like to help youth get started in their breeds. Personally I've had kids both call and write, I think it's good for the kids to contact the breeder, it shows they're really interested in the breed.
     
  3. ChicksinFL

    ChicksinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU for your input!! She's got her first letter written she introduces herself tells how longs he's been showing and then asks about the breed and variety she's interested in says what she's looking etc... She spent the past two days working on writing it not sure how many times she stopped threw it away and started again.
     

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