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

    Mar 6, 2009
    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.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    Nice looking birds. When you get a price together let me know.
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Silver laced Brahmas!!!!

    All I can say is WOW!
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    I think at least $100 dollars a pair is fair. This is bigger then the light and cornation sussex because you made these yourself!!
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  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

    Mar 12, 2009
    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

    May 13, 2008
    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.

  10. Quail_Antwerp

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

    Aug 16, 2008
    They are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

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