Question of purchasing a Peahen from a breeder

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SDpeafowl, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at buying a White Peahen from Bruce Siltanen in Minnesota. Has anyone bought from him before? Is he a good person to buy from? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought a cameo silver pied yearling hen from him for $350. About a year or so later she began to go blind.

    Contacted him twice afterwards, once when she started going blind and again to give him a heads up on the complete blindness and of the cameo death gene.
    She is now completely blind.

    He never responsed to either inquiry.
    As a serious breeder he should have been concerned, and at least responded. And instead perpetuate the deadly disease/ gene by ignoring it.
     
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  3. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply. Who would you recommend buying from? That is one day shipping time from eastern south Dakota. Is brad legg a reputable breeder? Thanks for your help.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Brad has great birds, you will not find better birds , you make get one cheaper.

    bigcreek has great birds too.

    D & M farms,,,,,,,can go on but with shipping cost best to get two birds
     
  5. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Craig Hopkins a good one? He said he has a 1 year old white hen but not 100% sure on sex. Can I trust him that I will be a hen?
    Thanks for your help Deerman!
     
  6. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Craig is a good one. Good birds.
     
  7. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured he would be a good one. The only thing I'm worried about is that it will end up being a male, then I will have to sell it. Do you think if he says its female it will end up being one? The white hen is a 1 year old.
    Thanks
     
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  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Craig should know this time of year if the white is a hen.....just ask again if he can be sure.

    if i can find some peach hens at the auction. i could sell you my breeder white hen , 3 yr old.
     
  9. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SDpeafowl

    Craig has been at this for quite a while so I would say he is right more often then not. You could ask him if they will DNA sex them at your cost. Whites are tough as young birds and you have to look more at structure, legs, and spur bumps rather than color/pattern. Most people will not confidently sex a white prior to 1 year.
     
  10. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He did say that this one is smaller than the rest and has no spur bumps yet. So I am guessing he is right. Thanks for your help![​IMG]
     

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