prices of SQ birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Megs, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just curiouse as to how much you would expect to spend in your area for show quality bantam pair/trios (i suppose its dependant on breed so maybe what is the going rate for sq in a specific breed in your area). chickens arent a huge thing in the part of Canada i live in, so i can expect to pay about $40 for a nice pair of bantam chickens (some of which i have shown/won with, though there are never many of each breed for competition at our shows), from what i have read on this site you pay a lot for sq or bq birds, are certain breeds fetching a lot higher prices?

    my favorites are my grey japanese (whom have won/placed at numerous shows, but as i said not much competition here) but there dosent seem to be a huge market for them in my area (have sold 1 pair of 3 i have for sale) which is unfortunate, i wanted to specialize in them (and keep several other kinds to breed as well) but think i will just keep 1-2 pens of them seeing as they arent very populat in my area [​IMG]
     
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I just asked the closest really good show breeder of silkies in my state (300 miles away) how much he would charge me for a breeding pair of b/b/s silkies, and he quoted me $50-$100 apiece. But he's got some of the best silkies I've seen (at least I've seen pics of his), and his reputation is 200% excellent.
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Good quality birds in bantams, you can expect to fetch at least 40 and up for a cock or couple hens. Some people will charge that for pairs or trios, it all depends on what they want to charge... Price doesn't always mean quality, so i say go with what you think the birds are worth and "be fair". I figured i will probably sell my OEGB's for about 50-75 a pair, still debating that and it will really depend on age, quality, and such whether it is 75 or lower, who knows.. May even go up to 100 on some trios.


    -Daniel.

    PS. You may want to try eggbid, or ovabid to sell some birds... At least then you'll probably have better luck than local.
     
  4. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Prices for SQ birds are not dependent on location, they are what they are, because most people will ship.

    I show my birds regularly, and won the '07 Eastern Dutch National with a bird I bred. I charge $50 per bird, plus shipping. I know some breeders of Dutch who charge $100 per bird, so I feel like my prices are pretty reasonable.

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  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I haven't bought show birds- but I have bought juvenile offspring of SQ bantams. I paid between $10-$30, depending on the color. I was able to make the trip to pick up. Don't think I'd want to risk shipping them with the PO after all of my horrible chick & egg experiences.
     
  6. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    ky
    We get $100 a pair for our young pairs of SLW....it is all about the qualtiy and how hard they are to find.,,,they are also not the easiest to raise.
     

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