brice Moss wrote:
one of the reasons I picked nigerian dwarfs as my dairy critters is that even my oversize cull kids will be well within Portland city regs that now allow "pet" goats so I have access to a growing fad market for my weathers and culls.
102.50 US$ for 6 eggs anyone...
Chickens probably fit the bill, as well as some varieties of duck (e.g. Indian runners). By offering heritage breeds, you can market them as a bit of a status symbol over the run-of-the-mill production hybrids. They can be beautiful, come in lots of different shapes and sizes, and people can feel good about helping to preserve older breeds. Plus you get a steady meat supply from the young roosters that nobody wants to buy.
Rabbits and guinea pigs might also fit the bill, and there are certainly fad varieties of these. Once again, if nobody's buying you've at least got meat.