Trouble selling Seramas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can easily sell every Silkie chick I hatch locally. Guinea keets too. But no one is interested in the Seramas. I have decent stock. Do you suppose it is a regional thing?
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe people are finally coming to their senses. No, that can't be it, you said you're still selling Silkies. [Try to guess what 2 of my least favorite breeds are]
     
  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    It might be the price, are they more $ than the other birds you sell or you sell only in pairs/trios?
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you use pics in your ads? I'll bet a lot of folks don't know what they are. [​IMG]
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sure I could sell Dominiques for $3 a chick but they're boring.

    Quote:Is $5 per chick too much? Or $20 for a young pair?

    Quote:I am in the photography/graphics business. I use good pics and use html in the ads, so I don't have to rely on Craigslist teeny 4 pictures.
     
  6. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
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    just call them exotic miniature chickens... i sell a lot of OEGB chickens, and i don't call them OEGB's... since only a fraction of the people that see the ad know what they are... but it might be a regional thing... but what i see selling more are silkies... that's like the chihuahua of the chicken world... they sell like crazy... everybody wants a silkie... lol...
     
  7. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    same here i post really nice ads with pic's and i never get any calls. i just think people have no idea about the seramas in some states. everyone around here has no idea what a serama really is. i only know three people in my county that have seramas. and there are no shows around here for them exsept count fairs. i think i'm going to try and give some away to the local 4h groupes and see if i can get some intrest in them! its worth a try. good luck saleing those seramas. [​IMG]
     
  8. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sure I could sell Dominiques for $3 a chick but they're boring.

    They are actually really entertaining to watch when they are eating Seramas and Silkies [​IMG].

    I'm just joking, but I do think my Doms are anything but boring.

    Do you show your stock? I don't even know what the recognized colors are right now, but are you breeding those?
     
  9. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    Quote:I'm sure I could sell Dominiques for $3 a chick but they're boring.

    They are actually really entertaining to watch when they are eating Seramas and Silkies [​IMG].

    I'm just joking, but I do think my Doms are anything but boring.

    Do you show your stock? I don't even know what the recognized colors are right now, but are you breeding those?

    pssst FYI TRUE haratege DOMIQUES sell for way more them 3$ a chick [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the past I had no problems selling seramas, lately I can't give them away. Very rarely do I have birds up for sale either tho but when I do its usually extra cocks and those are hard to move especially when you have to give them some sort of heat in our arctic winters.
     

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