I have NO birds available for sale. I will not have any birds for sale in 2011.
Please read this page
in its entirety BEFORE asking to be placed on the waiting list as a number
of frequently asked questions about my policy and procedures are addressed
Due to the numbers of folks who
asked to be placed on my waiting list and then failed to respond when
contacted, I request that you only ask to be placed on the waiting list if
you are truly serious about purchasing birds. If you want to guarantee a bird, you will need to place at least a 50% deposit down. Email me for details.
Both policy and
procedures are subject to change without notice.
2010 prices for birds are as follows:
yellow and variegated young males $85, white males
(when available) $110, young hens (all colors) $50, breeding trios $175.
Birds with show points or from certain
lines may be priced higher. I do not offer bulk purchase discounts or
sell birds for ridiculously low prices, so please do not ask.
***Members of DRAGON,
American Singers Club Chapter 22 receive a $10 discount PER BIRD in
addition to the many benefits of belonging to this exceptional club. For
information on joining DRAGON, please visit
from my home are by appointment only.
accept cash and Paypal. Email me at
for my Paypal email address.
DEPOSITS: Due to the numbers of folks who fail to follow through with their commitment to purchase, I am now requiring 50% deposits on birds to guarantee a bird. These deposits are nonrefundable unless I cannot come up with a bird for you. Folks who ask to
be placed on the list and then change their minds or purchase birds
elsewhere displace folks who truly would like a bird from me. Please
DO NOT ask to be placed on the list unless you are committed to
purchasing from me and prepared to wait until the birds are ready.
LOCATION: I am
located in southeastern Michigan, but I travel to Sandusky, Ohio; the
greater Chicago area; Livonia, Michigan; and other
places throughout the Midwest to attend American Singer competitions. I
would be happy to meet you at one of the shows if it would be more
convenient for you.
SHIPPING: I ship only to breeders, with a three bird minimum.
birds offered for sale are healthy to the best of my knowledge. I cannot
guarantee birds after they leave my hands as it is indeed quite possible
to kill a bird within 24 hours. I do not accept returns as I cannot
control how birds are cared for or what they may be exposed to when they
are out of my hands.
No birds are sold
until their songs have been properly evaluated- so all birds sold as
male ARE male and have received some show training, which will make them
steadier pets in your home. In almost all cases my birds will sing
within a day of going to a new home, but some birds may take longer.
No birds are sold prior to the
completion of their first molt or, if they are older, during the
molt. No young birds are sold prior to the age of 6-8 months. I do
not sell young, unsexed birds for any reason.
Folks on the waiting list are
contacted in the order I received their request to be placed on the
list WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION: people seeking breeding stock
(pairs, trios, etc.) are accommodated first. Among folks seeking
breeding stock, those who are involved in exhibiting American
Singers receive preference.
Those who have placed a deposit down or paid for birds in full will be contacted first regardless of date of contact.
Birds become available on a
staggered basis. I breed for show- therefore my primary
consideration is retaining for myself the highest show
quality breeding stock possible. The show season is begun with a
large number of birds and as the show season progresses the show
team is pared down to the best six or so young males which will be
retained for my own breeding stock. Some birds will be available as
early as late September or early October while others will not be
for sale until December.
It is impossible to state with
certainty what colors will be produced this season so be aware that
while I will do my best to accommodate requests, I do not guarantee
Buyers are allowed to listen to
several different birds (when possible) so that they may select a
bird. There will be times when this is not possible, as when I have
only a single bird available.
If you want to GUARANTEE a bird, I will need at least a 50% deposit. Otherwise, I will contact people in the order they ask to be placed on the waiting list.
If you have
are interested in a bird or have questions, please contact me at
I need the following pieces of information
for placement on the list: your full name, a stable email address, and a
telephone number where you can be reached.