No specific needs... I asked as I have been looking at some young,unproven, or rarely used stallions and noticed that the prices are all around 1200-1600. It seems that SOs would have a smaller stud fee for stallions that have not proven themselves in the breeding shed or production shed... I am sure they are out there but I can't find them.To me it seems like for your stallions first year or until he has proven himself that it would make sense to have a stud fee that would attract enough people to get some nice mares/foals.
well, i guess you should be more specific then.. are you looking for stallions with stud fees under $900 or are you looking for stallions whose grand total including shipping, collection and booking are under $900? if you are looking for the grand total under $900, you will probably have to remove novalis, reputed testamony, and campesino from your list as well!
I will be offering free breedings to quality mares this year (MO's to pay actual cost of collection, shipping, minimal "booking fee" and a container deposit). It's his first year, we are a little late starting (he'll be in my barn by early June) and I want as many quality offspring on the ground next year. He has older Holsteiner "foundation" bloodlines; paternal grandsire Corporal (same grandsire as Capital I), maternal grandsire Fleming, great grand sires Farnese, Marlon, and Ladykiller. If you're interested feel free to e-mail me for more information...firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe young stallions should earn their mark, so I price mine, until they have proven themselves, under your limit of $900 or close to that. Plus I do offer discounts to 'special' mares (all creatures are special of course ). As a result, my boys do get lots of traffic. I see that as future advertisement (the foals are better advertisement then anything).
Plus I generally do not ask for the stud fee until the mare is confirmed pregnant. People have advised me against that, but so far ALL mare owners have been good about that, so I'm not too concerned.
So Versace B and VanGogh B are available for your price range!
Class.. agreed... I was asking if you by chance know more.. what are the booking and collection fees? The stud fee meets the $900 and that is what I am asking with this thread ... but I was also asking if you knew the other fees for those boys, sorry it came off as them not meeting the $900 fee. Do you have a website for them? I have actually dealt with a few SO that are including the first shipment, waiving booking, etc. which makes it very nice!
It's well into the season and SO pretty much know how many mares they are getting this year. Contact the owners of some stallions you like who may not get much traffic and see if they are willing to work with your budget.
Some will not but you won't know if you don't ask.