Welsh Harlequin Breeding Flock - price?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NellaBean, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I have 3 ducks and 1 drake, Welsh Harlequins from Metzers. Got them in May, so they are right at 3 months old. Definitely just the 1 drake. So they will be a nice little Breeding Flock. I had never had ducks before and am not a huge fan so far......decided to sell them. What would you ask for them? I haven't the slightest idea what their value is. I guessed probably $10-20 each as a group. I saw someone else locally selling a pair for $45.

    Any idea?
     
  2. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

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    It depends on the demand where you are.

    Here where I am, being that they're from Metzer and not a private breeder (or Holderreads), I'd expect to pay around $50 for the quad (or, $15 for each duck, and $5 for the drake). [​IMG]
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have sold pairs for $20 easy. for a quad of course it would be more but it would totally depend on your local market.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    No pics?
     
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

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    I second Annarie. I would expect to pay $10-15 per adult female, and $5-10 for the drake.

    However, the long answer is that what you can get for them will depend on your market. I have some Holderread drakes that I have had a hard time getting $5 for. Granted, they do not come with females, so that's a big differentiator. What you have is a complete breeding set-up, and to the right buyer that's worth quite a lot. But whether your right buyer is out there and ready... hard to say.

    Good luck!!
     
  6. treldib

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  7. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Pictures! I don't have any that are too terribly recent. These are from a month ago.

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    And the drake enjoying himself.

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    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  8. Caprice_Acres

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    Too bad you're not in MI - I'd LOVE them! I hatched out three hens and no drakes earlier this year - I could really use a drake!
     
  9. I get $30 a bird @ 16 weeks old. Not yet laying, but, I am in coastal CA. Not too much competition, hard to fingd juvenile ducks. Good luck
     

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