For Chickens?????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DENALI, Mar 4, 2008.


    DENALI Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Now dont get me wrong i am been told i am nuts for showing Akitas for the last 20 years, and i have been called even worse when the unsuspecting ask me the price for a show pup ($1500-$2500) but i got to checking out and came across this auction
    knowing chickens could someone elaborate as to what has the bidders so interested with 5 days left? Thanks in advance for your (i am sure you will be kind to a newbie [​IMG] ) input! [​IMG]
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Pure insanity!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    As with any specialty animal... they can get expensive. So it wold be just like your situation and the dogs. I've even heard of koi going for tens of thousands of dollars. And that's "just a fish".
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Just like the dog world. Shows won by parents, breed color rarity, and breeder reputation all go together to determine price. I have seen a single show bird go for over $1000.00
  5. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Songster

    Apr 21, 2007
    Sonoma County
    Those gotta be some very "special" chickens.

    And I thought paying $4.95 for a sexed chick at the local feed store was a lot. [​IMG]
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Breeders can get a little insane at times. I would hate to say what I have shelled out for a few of mine.
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Hmm. I'd say that's a bit much, considering I've seen much nicer mille fleur cochins. But, it's a new variety, and people want to get their hands on it before it really looks right I suppose. [​IMG] I can't wait to see how the mille fleur cochins look in a few years, once people have been able to spend more time on it. Should be pretty.
  8. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Central Coast, CA
    There's another post on here as well about the same subject. I'm pretty experienced when it comes to cochins, and those are very poor cochins. Their type is terrible, and the color is poor. The female is way, way, way too light, and the male looks like someone threw red, black, and white paint at him. I might pay $20 for that pair, but no more.
  9. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    Temple, ME
    I was surprised at the bids on the mille fleur cochins.

    I guess the color comes first and the type will come along as others breed these birds....hopefully.
  10. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    They are pretty, but terrible as far as quality goes.

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