Fair price for breeding stock? 20 yrs developing silver laced Brahmas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by big medicine, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    After 20 years, raising thousands of birds, and I don't want to know how many tons of feed. I have these birds to the point where I will be for the first time be offering breeding stock to serious breeders (or dedicated hobbyist) who wish to continue with their development . I would like to see them get popular and eventually be accepted by the APA. Now the big question, what in your opinion would be a resonable price to ask for a start of these birds?

    Here are photos of this springs breeding pen.They are breeding true.
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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Pretty....
     
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking birds. When you get a price together let me know.
    Nathan
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver laced brahmas, very nice. I can only begin to imagine the time and energy this took. The price is all dependent on how many people you can get/or find that are interested in the breed/variety. I personally think asking $100 a pair is more than fair, but at the same time, you are wanting them accepted into the APA, so you are going to need a vast group of breeders. Do you know of anyone else that is working with this variety?
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Silver laced Brahmas!!!!

    All I can say is WOW!
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I think at least $100 dollars a pair is fair. This is bigger then the light and cornation sussex because you made these yourself!!
     
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  7. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, silver laced Brahams! I saw your birds are on feathersite!
     
  8. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what they are worth (a lot I'm sure) but I just wanted to say congrats on a successful twenty year project. I don't know if I would have had the patience.[​IMG]
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    In order for a new breed to be accepted into the APA and I am sure you know all this, is to have a certain amount of people show these birds in APA shows and gather a certain Number of points. I own some Brahmas and like the looks of your silvers, very nice job on them, your a dedicated man. I too am embarking on something similar as far as developing a new breed and am looking forward to the commitment.

    I would ask $ 50.00 pr until next breeding season then go to $75.00. you still will have the parent stock and that will be worth a bunch. A word of caution is be very wary what Show breeders you deal with as these breeders love to ruin a breed for their own amusement, it is well documented and I want to see your hard work flourish not be flush down the tube. Just imagine a show breeder thinking, Hey this breed of bird would look great with purple feet and bamm there goes your work.

    AL
     
  10. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

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    They are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!
     

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