mating pair of b-red turkeys value

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pigfarmer, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. pigfarmer

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    I was wondering what the value is on a pair of Bourbon Red turkeys, tom and hen (for mating, and to sell eggs/poults).
    Keeping in mind I paid $10ea as poults, and fed them since July.
    I have a friend looking to buy them from me. I have 4 hens and 6 toms. He wants to do what I plan on.

    Thanx in advance, Brian
     
  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Depends on quality. Are they SOP? If so, at least $100 per trio. If they are hatchery run quality, maybe $50 a trio.

    last fall a friend of ours sold some BR eggs at auction: 4 hatching egsg for $150. However, she has been undefeated in the shows with Bourbon Reds.

    If I was looking for BR breeders and they were SOP quality, I would be willing to pay up to $250 a trio.
     
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  3. pigfarmer

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    SOP?
    could you explain it for me?
    I got some of the BR's from a hatchery and some from a, fairly local, farm. The turkey poults were within a week (age) of each other.

    He would be buying a pair, not 3.

    Thanx
     
  4. HallFamilyFarm

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    SOP= The American Standard of Perfection and is available at http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/APA_ShoppingMall3.htm

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    would say, since hatchery quality, about $40-50 a pair would be fair.

    You should consider showing some of yours at your State Fair or any area poultry show. Allow a poultry judge to see what their quality are. You are also welcome to join the Exhibition Turkey Fanciers. A link is below to our website.
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Around here they'd be $150
     
  6. It depends on your area as far as pricing goes and how many people have turkeys around you.

    Steve
     
  7. pigfarmer

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    There are very few around here in Maine that have BR's.
    I am in central Maine... North of Portland and south of Augusta.

    The nearest place to me was/is New Hampshire, about a 3hr drive 1 way
     
  8. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Just noticed that you are in Maine. Scrap what I said. Ask for at least $150 a pair. Turkeys of any quality are hard to get in New England, per several friends up there.

    And PLEASE show them at the fairs!

    It will draw more interest when folks see a real live turkey!
     
  9. SED

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    Even here in Alabama I would ask between $75 and $100 per pair.
     
  10. ColbyNTX

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    Pairs here go for $80-100.
     

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