whats the most expensive and rare breed of chicken?!?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by groundpecker, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a few breeds that are in danger of extinction.
    A bird is only as expensive as the price someone is willing to pay for it
     
  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It partly depends on where you live. There are birds that are difficult to get in the US, but are easy to get in other countries. That makes them more expensive here.
     
  3. douglas08

    douglas08 Out Of The Brooder

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    There are many different breeds that are hard to find. Such as Columbian Rocks, Gold and Silver Campines, and Silver Laced Rocks. You can find just about anything you want as long as your willing to pay the price to have it is up to you.
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    Silver Laced Plymoth Rock Rooster
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    The Silver Laced rock is a rare breed that I am searching for.
     
  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Here ya go
    Silver Penciled maybe? they aren't that rare: http://horstmanspoultry.com/largefowlhome/silverpencilrock.html

    Silver laced comes in Wyandotte and Sebrite

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/silver_laced_std_wyandotte_rooster.jpg

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/silver_laced_std_wyandotte_hen.jpg
     
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  5. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    pita pinta are rare. but not expensive same with white empordanesa and many more. everyone has there own top 10 list I am sure lol.

    the expensive chickens are usually just the new (designer) type chickens or ones just imported which usually come way down in price after a short while
     
  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Well, Greenfire is getting ready to release their Brown Sussex next year. Am sure they will be expensive and there are none in the US. One could do a lot with them.Get in on the ground floor and really help breed to SOP. Greenfire says they come from a show flock in England. Always a good thing. Only Red, Light and Speckled are currently APA. Would be great to add Brown Sussex to the list. Veteran Sussex breeders had good things to say about them. See the classic by Sharpe, one of the three great Secretaries of the british Sussex Poultry Club: The Sussex fowl (1920) Author: Sharpe, S. C.
    http://archive.org/details/cu31924003091398 Pages 74 thru 81 .
    Best,
    Karen in western PA, USA
     
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  7. TheCrazyClucker

    TheCrazyClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Tollbunt Polish Rooster, Moose Tracks, and he was given to my family by a friend (no idea why) and he said the rooster was rare. Are they?
     
  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I can remember when the Coronation Sussex were all the rave (only a few years ago).
    There were folks paying $1,000's for a bird!
    Everyone wanted hatching eggs and were paying $100's for them.
    Now they cost about the same as a hatchery sexlink. [​IMG]
     
  9. aoccl

    aoccl Out Of The Brooder

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    The serama deal was out of control for a while. I knew of too many people who got taken by people selling seramas.
     
  10. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    I like cheap rare chickens myself[​IMG]
    I think I can count on 1 hand how many people have White Empordanesa
     

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