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I Sell My Cross Breeds for $35....

Post Number:#1  Unread postby OldEnglishSilvers88 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:43 am


I currently have purebred (with pedigrees) Silver Foxes, a Mini Lop (purebred but no pedigree), and a Giant Chinchilla (purebred but no pedigree. Her dam won BIS).
Anyways, I've been crossing my Silver Fox buck to my Mini Lop doe and sell the kits for $35 each to people wanting pets. I've had ZERO complaints and I've been doing this since July. But I'm just curious if this is a bit of a rip off or good cash? Has anyone else sold mutts this high? Should I stay at $35???
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Re: I Sell My Cross Breeds for $35....

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:08 am


If they're buying at that price, it's a fine price... supply and demand ;) . That is a rather high price for them though

If only I had the same buyers lol...I can't even sell purebred netherland dwarfs for $30 as pets where I live
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby OldEnglishSilvers88 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:14 am


Thanks!

I originally started at $20 for mutts, then $25, and now $35. Not to brag but I have a lady on my waiting list wanting 2. So $70 and I also recently started charging a $15 meet\delivery fee (if under one hour and it increases after that), I've also thrown in a $10 information sheet for her on them she wanted. Plus $5 to be on the waiting list for something specific. So that is $130. :fireworks1: :fireworks1: :fireworks1:


I kinda feel guilty doing this...would you keep taking money like this? I'm honest that they're cross bred, etc but still.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Dood » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:05 am


Absolutely !

If people are will to pay for them at that price then good for you !

The market here is so over saturated with rabbits looking to get re-homed that people expect rabbits to come with a cage and already be spayed or neutered :shock:

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:16 pm


Good for you Old English!
Charge what they are willing to pay.

It is your time and feed and breeding that is producing these bunnies. You should be compensated for that.

Wish I had that kind of market. I do sell my meat bucks for $15 at 6-10 weeks, $20 after that. (Does are $5 more)
(At an auction a couple of weeks ago I was lucky to get $2 each for 6 week old kits. A lot of the adults were selling for $1 each!)
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby akane » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:38 pm


You can't give them away here lol People ask if the $20 rabbit comes with a cage. A few hours north the guy I got most of my mini rex and all my champagne's from sells his large breeds near $100 and sometimes over for the flemish. Reason he sold out all his mini rex. Aside from demand there is also getting your name out there. If a whole lot of people involved in rabbits know you raise good rabbits for a certain purpose you will get a lot of referrals and if you go to shows, other events, and advertise you will run into a lot of people who decide to buy them. If you can't get to a show, few people use online classifieds, you've made no name for yourself with breeders, and your area is saturated with rabbits like mine you are screwed. Don't even plan to get back any money so that if you happen to that month it's a nice surprise of pocket change. Maybe if I put years and hours upon hours into something unique it would be different but I don't really want to. I'm still kind of searching for the best thing for me to raise.
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