Colored Sebastopal Geese - New Photos

Discussion in 'Geese' started by MissPrissy, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A lovely member offered me 4 colored sebbie eggs. How could I resist?

    She sent them well packaged and all 4 were in excellent shape on their trip to my house.

    I let them sit on the counter overnight then put them in my new Dickey 'Bator.

    Day 1 - 4 I did not touch a thing. Temps hovering at 99.3 - 99.7. Humidity at 58% I have had to do a little work to get the humidity to rise up where I prefer it at 65% for goose eggs.

    Day 5 - I took the tray out and let the eggs cool for 15 min on my counter. They were given a spray of warm water to help simulate a wet mother goose coming from a swim and setting her nest.

    Day 6- 9 has been the same.

    Day 10 - today! I candled them.

    Here are the results-

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    w00t!

    I use a Surefire flashlight to candle with. It is theG2 model with upgraded LED light and rechargable battery.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Pics!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you. I tend to candle the goose eggs every day as hey have to come out to ool down and they are just sitting thee so still and quiet on my countertop. LOL
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh thats so cool I did not know goose eggs have to cool each day, I knew they got misted but not the cooling part. how long do they come out of the bator each day?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I pull the rack out and set it on the counter top for 15 minutes each evening. I spray the eggs with warm water. By the time they go back in the bator the water has evaporated and they are bone dry.
     
  6. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, wonderful pics...how do you get such good pics? I've tried, but they were nowhere near that good. [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I put my camera on a tripod and turn off the flash. I get everything in focus and ready then turn off the lights. Sometimes it takes the camera 20 seconds or more to find the image and actually click the shutter so you have to be patient.
     
  8. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool pics!
    What color are they?

    Well, I was all excited about checking out your flashlight
    but then saw the price tag!
    Gulp! [​IMG]
    Guess I'll stick to my Sears LED. [​IMG]
     
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  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am told they should look like this color - [​IMG]

    I have a sebbie I hatched last year that needs a wife.

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  10. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh cool! [​IMG]
    I'm hoping to get some grays or blues this year too.
    Is that a pic of the mom & dad of your eggers?
     
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