WANTED: one LAVENDER Ameraucana pullet in TX- Houston

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by crazy4eggsJulie, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Trying to start a small backyard flock for fun, eggs, and to teach our kids responsibility!
    Looking for a good soul willing to part with a single healthy LAVENDER pullet.
    I know these are not as common as others, so PLEASE MAKE MY DAY!!!

    Can pay a reasonable price-simply can't meet the minimum order anywhere that has them and small order hatcheries don't offer these...no incubator or broody hen for fertile eggs...need a sexed chick or older pullet.

    Please help!

    Lake Jackson/Pearland, TX area.
  2. warhorse

    warhorse Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    Cibolo, TX
    it is such a new variety that i seriously doubt you are going to find anyone parting with a single hen, but good luck!
  3. crazy4eggsJulie

    crazy4eggsJulie Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Yes, I know. But...someone posted that there are so many wonderful people on here that are willing to help you get started.

    I just want to make the need known and hopefully someone with a good heart will help me out!

  4. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

    Oct 2, 2008
    SE PA
    There are few things lovelier than a Lav. But even the folks breeding them are just starting to get pures from the Lav/Split breedings so they will most likely be holding the pullets back for increasing their flocks. Its not only that they are hard to find, they just dont exist in big numbers yet. You only bet is to get an incubator and hatch some eggs that will give you splits and hopefully some pures. Members like Pips&peeps, Sara, and Shaffer would have those. Ideal has some other Lavender colored birds like Silkies you could try(but not their Lav Cochins too grumpy for kids)
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I seriously doubt you will find a breeder willing to part with a lavender at this time, especially at a "reasonable price".

    Breeders invest serious amounts of money into these projects and aren't going to let their first returns go cheap. Good birds are needed to increase numbers and improve upon what is existing.

    I could see a breeder sharing his lavenders with another breeder, but to sell one as a pet at this point is probably not a reasonable request.

    Sorry to be a bummer, but that is my opinion.
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I agree, so far I only have 1 visual lavender pullet that came from an awesome blue egg, no one could pay me enough to part with her......

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