Need your opinion on reducing number or type of 2010 offerings

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by bargain, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Well, we've looked at land space and available pens and are planning on changing some of our 2010 offerings. Quite frankly I went hatch crazy in 2009.... Please give your candid opinion of 2 or more poultry breeds to phase out. Please share with me why you think that this would be a good business decision. . We presently ship and have pick up of eggs and have our poultry of all ages picked up at the farm.

    Also please let me know if you would be interested in offerings of Olive we have several wonderful combinations for them.

    2009 Offerings:
    Welsummers - non hatchery

    White Leghorns - non hatchery - sold out for this season

    Black Copper Marans - Wade Jeanne Line - feathered feet - French Standard - C-1 pen

    Speckled Sussex - non hatchery

    Buff Orpingtons - non hatchery

    Barred Rocks - non hatchery

    Non Production Rhode Island Red - Pure Mahogany - non hatchery

    For 2010

    Peking Ducks

    White Chinese Geese

    Brown Chinese Geese

    Guineas - Presently - White, Pied, Lavendar, French and blended

    Ameracaunas - from Dipsy Doodle - bbs

    Large Fowl Cochins - BBS and
    Large Fowl Cochins - Browns and buff/blue

    Wheatan Marans - Buddy Henry's & Bev Davis stock (this will be late Spring/summer)

    The following turkeys
    Royal Palm
    Bourbon Red
    Jersey Buff
    Pencil Red

    Thanks for your help and have a blessed day.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    It looks to me like the ones to get rid of would be the ones you sold the least of. Or the ones that are the poorest quality, or have highest fatality. Only you know the answers to that.
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Jen makes sense and it sounds practical.

    I am vamping up what sold the best this year and phasing out what was the most bothersome or is poor quality. I, of course, want to keep what I like regardless of how it sells. It may be popular next year but I always keep what I personally like. I have had my white bantam Cochins forever and they seldom sell well but I adore them and breed them for my pleasure.
  4. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
    Buffs and BRs? [​IMG]
  5. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    I do the same this time of year i thin out and sell the ones that sold the least and who's breeding quality has went down.

    I'm phasing out most of my pigeons they did not sell well my fawn silver duckwings they have become unpopular.
    I'm moving towards modern game and Lemon blues for next year as well as call ducks and turkeys.
    But my ring neck doves those are my favorite as well as my brown reds those i keep regardless.
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    Pekings and BR they are just boring to me.

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  7. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    i would say whatever sold the least, if everything sold well then perhaps the ones with the worst hatch/laying rates, or worst quality would be the ones to eliminate.
  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Okay we're still processing the input....We sold one small flock of Large Fowl Cochins that were brown and blues

    I'm keeping the flock of the BBS Lare Fowl Cochins.

    We're reducing the flock of the Peking Ducks in half......Sorta a necessity, found 1/2 of them were boys.

    We will keep the Barreds as layers of eating eggs but continue to also offer hatching.

    So we're making some progress....
    Any other suggestions are most welcome~

    Thanks and have a blessed day.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    No need to have White Leghorns! You can stop offering them, I say!
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    Quote:Its says they were sold out this season so I guess they are popular.

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