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Calling All Seb Experts!... Question On Line One...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by redhen, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA

    Soo.. at first we all thought my little guy/gal was going to be all white. But now it seems he/she is getting these VERY light grey feathers on the tips of one wing and some on his back also...

    Soo... is he/she a Splash? Saddleback? And if so, what color?? Grey?? Blue? His parents are blues..(i believe)
    And can anyone PLEASE tell me if you think its a gander or gal?? (others thought its a gander [​IMG] ... Is it?)
    And why arent his eyes turning blue?? I wanted a goose with blue eyes... [​IMG]

    Thanks for any help!

    Here he is, he was born the first week of July..




    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  2. Jenifer Kraus

    Jenifer Kraus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Chances are this baby will moult out white as did this baby of mine that is out of white parents. She is now pure white.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Could be a splash also.
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    I don't know but he sure is pretty.
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    It is probably a white girl. My white embden girls have a lot of gray wing feathers right now but should be all white when they grow up [​IMG]
  6. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2011
    east taunton
    i think its a splash:cd or blue morph.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Thanks all! Guess i'll just have to wait to see what he moults out too... [​IMG]
  8. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    No "expert" (I'm always in a learning curve) here but looks like a Splash to me.
    Blues, greys, saddlebacks etc. are born with black on their beaks and legs
    in varying degrees that fades to orange.
    Saddleback hatchlings have very obvious dark cap & saddle down which
    will feather out into a dark cap and saddle. No guessing there.
    White's do not "morph" into blues, greys or whatever.
    For colored genetics, photos and white & colored Sebastopol info
    you are welcome to join Sebastopol Lovers Forum.
    We are building a nice community of *friendly, non-intimidating* Sebastopol
    lovers and referencing our pooled information in an easy to find format
    where beginners questions are always welcome.

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