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Any sebastapol gosling experts?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nessy, May 23, 2008.

  1. Nessy

    Nessy In the Brooder

    May 19, 2008
    Southern Cali
    We bought sebastapol eggs off ebay when they were selling way over priced and we had two hatch one egg died the other was broken when we got the box and now these babies are hatched and they are not all yellow like I thought sebastapol goslings were supposed to be instead when I googled images for goslings they look more like Embdens.

    Did I get ripped off, the lady had emailed us out of the blue with an unusual email rambling on about someone accusing her of selling cross eggs or anything but sebastapols, she even threw a fit when we asked for our money back for the broken egg.

    We paid $100 for four eggs. The first gosling that came out had a brown beak.

    then we have this guy.


    OH edit-- thanks for any help you guys can give
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  2. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Check out Holderreads


    Were these sebies suppose to be any other color than white? Maybe you have a very rare gray saddleback or a lavendar. Probably not though.
  3. Nessy

    Nessy In the Brooder

    May 19, 2008
    Southern Cali
    No they were advertised as white curly feathered and blue eyed, we considered the possible rare color form but as agressive as her emails were I think we got scammed, rather than lucky.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Do you have any current photos of the baby?

    It looks like a sebbie to me so far. Some of my babies hatched with a little greyish brown on their beaks right near the face too.

    They can have grey down on their heads, necks and backs. If it has a lot of grey it may be a female. I have not hatched any babies that are completely yellow.

  5. Nessy

    Nessy In the Brooder

    May 19, 2008
    Southern Cali
    We don’t have pictures of the one with the brown beak somehow he got into our humidity tray for the incubator, its was less than an inch of water but it was enough.

    Here's our only gosling now. It is quite confusing; see with my Indian runners the color they are as babies is what they come out like, yellow always become blond/ white if he was one of my ducks he would come out looking fawn and brown colored not pure white.

  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    First things first..I know absolutely nothing about geese. But after I looked on Feathersite, the pics they show of white Sebastapol geese all have some grey in their down. It says that the females will have darker down than the males.

    Here is the link to that page:

  7. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    Sebastopol goslings do not hatch out all yellow. Supposedly the males are lighter than the girls but they usually ALL hatch with grey or a grey undertone. And yes, sometimes the bill is not perfectly bright orange. BUT, they will grow out of this over time. I also raise sebastopols and have seen subtle variances in newborn color. Their eyes will not look blue for a few weeks but will turn color as they mature.

    I suggest you email the seller to kindly explain your concerns and keep documented proof of all correspondence. Then wait and see how they look when they feather out. Now, keep in mind not all sebastopols will have the super curly feathers either. Some can be a "smooth" breasted. Just wait and see how they look when they feather, take pictures along the way to document their growth and color change. That way if you end up with non-sebastopols you will have proof of everything....
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Looks like you have a Seb there and a female. She will/should feather out white.
  9. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Just re-posted my old link as new so you could see pics-was easier to do that way!
  10. Nessy

    Nessy In the Brooder

    May 19, 2008
    Southern Cali
    Thank you for that link to feather site that makes it a lot easier to tell, I was having trouble finding photos using Google.
    So I have a girl, I guess we will have to find a better nick-name than Toad now.
    Thanks everyone for the info, this is our first goose, so we want to make sure everything is as it should be especially with the price of the eggs.


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