Fair price for IB BS Silver Pied Peacock?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by blondie34, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am speaking with a breeder in OH who posted some birds on Craiglist .. he is asking $250 for a IB BS Silver pied peacock and I feel like that is a bit pricey.. I've been to auctions and seen them go for much less. I know he's going to be at the Mt. Hope auction in OH this weekend but the peafowl go on sale on Thursday and I can't make it down there until Saturday morning and I'm worried the colors I am interested in will be gone by then.
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    A 'fair price' is what both parties agree to. If the bird in question is an adult, I think it a very fair price. If you were to buy one of my 2015 hatch birds it would cost you more than that with shipping.
     
  3. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the input! I've only ever paid $75 for yearlings in the past so I wanted to see what the "norm" was ..
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    The "norm" is different from area to area. For example; an adult Indian Blue peacock usually brings $35-$50. Sometimes adults go for $75. Adult White peafowl make $75 or over easily in my area. While others may pay $150 for an adult IB peacock from a NPIP certified breeders like Legg's. I went with his price just because I have it memorized off the top of my head.
     
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  5. Argus

    Argus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to Mt. Hope Thursday. If there are any peafowl left they will go at 8 am Friday on one of the side rings. Don't think you'll find any on Saturday.
     
  6. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckily, I met with the breeder yesterday after work and picked out my birds and brought them home [​IMG]

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    I don't think I'll be heading to the auction anymore .. if I do it'll just be for fun to watch :)
     
  7. Argus

    Argus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, they look beautiful! I only go to watch too. Where else can you see all those animals outside of a zoo? And the people are a hoot too.
     
  8. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :) haha awesome I'm glad you didn't think I was crazy for wanting to go to an auction just to watch!
     

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