What is a good price for good, non-hatchery stock BLRW's?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bec, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I have to sell a couple cockerals soon and don't know how much to sell them for. They came from really good breeder/show stock (I know they can only be shown in open classes)

    How much should I sell them for?
     
  2. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Without pictures that's hard to decide...Because they are being perfected the claim of breeder and sq doesn't hold much...naming the breeder does help since people can see where they are going with their birds.However you need to judge each one on it's own merit not on the breeder.What quality is the color,the lacing including all the way to the shank,width of head etc For instance my breeding birds are straight from Foley's I live a bit too close to him he gets $50 a pair for breeder quality and up.I paid 3x that amount for a real nice pair and he still hatches many chicks that never make it to breeder quality pairs.I have chicks from other big breeders as well-verdict is out on them still but there is a wide range in the quality of the chicks now
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  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Unfortunately unless you just happen to find someone looking for a new roo for their BLRW hens and yours are super, super nice they aren't worth anymore than any run of the mill rooster. There are just too many roosters out there.
     
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Well, to be honest, I'm not trying to make a lot of money. I can only keep 1 more boy and I have 3. I've never sold a rooster before so I didn't know what I should charge for them.
    I got them from BYC member Baregretchen and she got her stock from Hattrick Silkies . Here is her site http://www.barenecessitiesfarm.com/BLRW.html I have no idea where Hattrick Silkies birds came from. I am new to the BLRW's so I have no idea what to look for or anything. My boys are still so young, around 3 moths old now.
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I usually give away my extra roosters. There are so many roosters around, no matter the quality .... In my case, I just give them away and be done with it.

    Good luck!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I give them away too! I had NO takers when I was trying to sell my Welsummer roosters and decided it would be best to be done with the extras is to give them away or EAT them.
     

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