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Ok to sell birds with Dq's

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by call ducks, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    So i had a quad of Heritage Rhode Island reds for sale. And a judge emails me asking what a heritage rhode island red is this is what i emailed back

    Heritage is a term i use to distinguish between production reds (what hatcherys sell as Rhode Island Reds) and the Very Dark Rhode island reds

    he in his last reply sent this

    There is only one type of RIR.That is standard bred RI Red.Bred following the guide lines of the standard of perfection

    While i know that is technicaly true, i guess he does not deal with the fact that sex links, or other red chickens, are called RIR by some people that do not know the difference.

    In that same email he also said

    Do you breed Reds for show or to sell.I just want you to know that a couple of pictures I saw there the birds In them would be dq in a show.But also It would not be right to sell Birds with a dq

    this is what i emailed back

    I Think it is Ok to sell birds with a Dq. i never did state they were show quailty nor did i even state they were breeder qauilty. I knew that they had imperfections....

    I have other projects that i need can use the room for.

    So is it ok to sell birds with DQ's? Or is it a thing i should never due.

    Personaly i think most APA judges around this area have there nose stuck on a bit backwords. There is one judge that i get along with well from the island.

    i well go hide now [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Since most Rhode Island Reds out there have DQ's or are far from show winners, it is perfectly fine [​IMG] However it is best to clearly state they are DQ or not quality birds when selling them.


    Sell 'em cheap and offer them to people who don't know the difference between a good RIR and a red laying hen.
     
  3. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So long as you're up front about their quality, go ahead and sell them to people who don't want or need show quality, and price accordingly.
     
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  4. coz74

    coz74 Underground chicken enabler

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    As long as you aren't selling them as show birds there is no problem. If it wasn't ok to sell non show quality birds, hatcheries would be out of business. I would just let any buyers know about any faults you are aware of.
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most people looking for rir are looking for egg layer so sell away it not like ur out there say there show bird
     
  6. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Thanks Guys and Gals [​IMG]

    I figure i am selling them Cheap ennough 60.00 for the quad? 15. per peace, i have had them from when they are two months old.
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    $60 is comletely reasonable for a decent backyard quad of great layers like RIR. I wouldn't be able to get that here, but I could see paying that much,

    But-
    There is only one type of RIR.That is standard bred RI Red.Bred following the guide lines of the standard of perfection

    There are also Rosecomb RIR, and probably something else I am forgetting. [​IMG]
     
  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There are also Rosecomb RIR, and probably something else I am forgetting. [​IMG]

    ri whites
     
  9. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd just represent these birds as home raised RIR's and leave it at that.
    As long as you do not represent them as show birds, you should be fine. Most people just want good, reliable egg layers. If they lay well, that's what you should advertise. They do lay well, don't they?
     
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  10. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am wondering where you posted your ad that a judge would even bother to email you?
     

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