On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . .
Six Guineas Preening!
Five canning rings,
Four calling birds,
Three fat sheep,
Two spitting llamas,
… And a Parrot on a Fairrryyyyy!
New Style, cost of 6 Guineas: $28.20
Old (Classic) Style, cost of 6 Geese: $52.74
I got the price of the guineas from Murray McMurray Hatchery. Pearl guinea chicks are $4.70 each for a straight run. (If you’ve never bought chicks before, that just means the chicks haven’t been sexed, so you get whatever they pick up and put in the box!) As I’ve done all along, I haven’t included the price of shipping or taxes on any of this stuff!
I choose White Embden Geese for the Old Style “six geese a-laying”. . .
. . . also from Murray McMurray Hatchery. Straight run is $8.79 each. Of course, both the guineas and the geese are chicks instead of adults, but it’s harder to find prices on adults!
Anyway, for today, the Classic style is more expensive than the new style!
Total to date:
New Style – $1,999.90
Classic Style – $1.585.74
Will the Old Style cost catch up with the New Style? We’ll see!