How much would a 6 month Japanese Bantam be worth?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Scooter&Suzie, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of breeding Japanese Bantams, but I would like to know how much you would think would be a fair price for a 6 month Japanese Bantam. Can you say how much for a Rooster, and how much for a Hen? I was thinking maybe $5-6 for the Rooster, and $6-10 for the hen, but I just wanna know what you guys think.
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Utterly depends on the chicken.
     
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:And Quality.

    Warning.... Good Japense are hard to breed
     
  4. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It also depends on your area. Around here you are lucky to get a few bucks for a jap rooster.
     
  5. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay, I guess this then isn't for me... I love them, but they sound too hard to breed.
     
  6. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I paid two bucks for what was suppose to be a hen.
     
  7. meepitqueenie

    meepitqueenie Gallo's Poultry Haven

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    price would depend on the type and quality.

    just sold a 1 1/2 yr old roo who kept placing 2nd of the other roos that we have for $10

    sold a few other cockrels for $5 each

    not many hens leave here but min would be $10each and up.

    1/4 to 1/2 of fertile jap bantam eggs won't hatch they have a lethal gene.

    and from whats left maybe 1/4 will be short legged, 1/2 med legged, and 1/4 long legged.

    so they are a challenge.

    i contacted a long time breeder for a hen since one of ours that we got from him died this past spring $35 for that hen.

    best bet would be to select out the short legged ones at hatch- sell the rest of the chicks at hatch for $3-5 each.

    then select from there.

    my daughter is working on blues and blue mottled so thats her project for spring. as well as barred if the eggs hatch next week.
     

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