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What is the most desirable breed of chickens based on sales?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ronster, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Ronster

    Ronster Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been reading and attempting to learn what would be the most desirable; most marketable breed of chicken?
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well it depends, do you want the chicken for eggs, meat, or both?
     
  3. Monguire

    Monguire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm, this is a very open question and more background will be needed to fully answer it. The first being most desirable for whom? You? Potential customers? Are we talking egg chickens? Meat chickens? Lap chickens? Are you looking to start a business?
     
  4. maddog3355

    maddog3355 Out Of The Brooder

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    Based on sales, my guess would be
    CornishX
    Leghorn
    But if I where you I would look into a specialty market because you can't compete with the big boys that are already set up pumping out the cornishX for meat and the leghorns for eggs.
     
  5. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Ronster

    Ronster Out Of The Brooder

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    Let me restate the question; I.m just curious as to the most sout after or desired chicken breed as it might be validated by the sales of that breed verses sales of other breeds.
     
  7. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my area Hew Hampshire Reds and Barred Rocks seem to be the biggest sellers in the feed stores.
     
  8. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your question still doesn't make any sense, as it has no context. Do you do you mean the most commonly purchased chicken (aka what large hatcheries produce; that's already been answered above), and purchased by whom (large scale production farms or back yard keepers) or the most valuable chicken (as in rare stuff like Ayam Cemani) or the most valuable chicken for a small breeder to produce and sell? There's no one answer.
     
  9. kgby13

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    Also depends where you're located as some breeds are rarer than others in different places
     
  10. kathleens1979

    kathleens1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Marans seem really, really popular. Their eggs always sell on ebay, especially if they are an unusual color. I just saw some Columbian Marans eggs go really, really high. I don't know how well they lay, though. I don't have any in my flock.
     

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