Prices for sexed Lavender Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Peachesbabychick, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone!

    So there is this lady who I am getting some Blue, Black, Splash, and possibly lavender chicks from. The total for the 6 BBS chicks is 50$. Then she told me that her 3-4 week old, sexed, lavenders were 100$ each! Then she said that because they are for 4H she would cut down the price to 50$ each. This still seems like alot to me. What do you guys think? What is a reasonable price?

    Any help is much appreciated!

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Quote:It depends on what they are worth to you, its an insane price for a chicken in my opinion,but some people have paid more that that for them.
  3. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I guess thats true. I'm not a breeder or anything. Just a girl who loves, and wants some more unique colors of Orpingtons.

    Are there any Lav Orp breeders out there who can give me a reasonable price?
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    First of all, they are "projects." Not even Orps yet. Few people are really even working on them. They need more work before they should be called Orpingtons. $100 each? [​IMG] $50. each? [​IMG]

    No way. Last year I gave away about 100 of them. [​IMG]
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Agreed with Kathy.

    With Lavender Orps, one must REALLY watch out and keep in mind that a huge majority of the population and "breeders" out there are just about profit, not actual Orpingtons. They're basically Lavender chickens. Because honestly more than half of what I see these days are less quality of an Orpington than even hatchery Buffs are. That's sad.

    To me, most Lav's are worth normal price for chicks and adults. $8 max per chick is what I'd pay. Max. Unless the person had birds who truly looked nice and like an Orpington or nearly there, which there are a couple online that I've seen, then yes I'd pay more but not $50 per.

    To sum up, that is NOT a fair price, that's someone who hopes to make quick cash off of putting chicken A with chicken B.
  6. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok. Thankyou very much for your help! She claims that her birds are very nice, so I will have to assume she is very proud of her lavs. I think for a pure, 3 week old, sexed lav, 50$ is silly. I just don't know if I should ask for a lower price or not. She already "cut the price down". I just really would like a lavender from her.

    Thanks again! Anyone else have an opinion on this?
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    New England
    I don't know if she ships, but in post #6923 in one of the NY threads here, someone has lav chicks for sale. I'm not sure what she's asking, either.... but I was just in that thread and I thought of it when I read this one. [​IMG]
  8. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. Talisman

    Talisman Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2011
    I think whatever makes you happy:love Just make sure you have good secure coops. Soooo many predators out there teens, coons,hawks etc. Good Luck. Life is beautiful so enjoy [​IMG]
  10. Matt1616

    Matt1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    South Alabama
    Wow, some people never cease to amaze me. The Lavender Orpingtons that I have seen in person have in no way resembled a true Orpington. I would rank them right there with hatchery birds. I can't see why the chicks would be worth more than any standard hatchery chick. $5.00 a piece max is what I would say they are worth sexed or not. Adult birds no more than $15.00 per bird.
    They are definitely a project and from what I have seen they have a long way to go to resemble an Orpington.

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