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How many of you are breeding colored Sebastopols?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cottage Rose, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please list what color breedings you will have for
    2009 and if you sell hatching eggs or goslings.
    How about some pics and details of the bloodlines
    you are working with?
    I'm very interested in hearing from other serious
    colored Sebastopol breeders.

    As for me I will have smooth and curly saddlebacks and white saddleback gene carrier youngsters for sale late summer - fall 2009.
    I will have very limited colored day old goslings for sale.
    Maybe none depending on how many I get.
    No hatching eggs for sale.

    Don't forget to join the new Sebastopol geese
    forum for sharing info and helping each other.
    http://www.sebastopols.freeforums.org/
    And please list your info over there too! [​IMG]

    Pict. below my saddleback pair.
    Bred by Jenifer Kraus
    Dave Holderread bloodlines
    [​IMG]
     
  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raymond Maine
    Those are very nice! I love the deep orange beak color. I adore the frizzle, but think the smooth are much maligned in this country. They have great character, expression and are very hardy (and easy to keep) for northern climates. The colors also can stay nice looking in the north when water freezes half the year! My hope is that the smooth (which DO still have fun feathering) will at least be come popular as utility/family pets do to their great personalities and sweetness. Do you agree? I will strive to raise both lines.
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there's a great misunderstanding about the smooth breasted Sebastopols in the U.S.
    I thought they were a sign of poor quality until a friend got national level show quality curlies out of a smooth breasted parent.
    Breeding smooth x curly is a very common and recommended practice in Europe and according to Dave H. a way to avoid wing disorders.

    These 2 are very quiet and laid back. Great temperaments!
    This gander is my first smooth.
    Are they known for better temperaments than the curlies?
    They certainly have great temperaments and they are bigger than my white Sebs.
     
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  4. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be breeding a saddleback curly gander to a smooth white female. Both of these are from Holderreads [ 07, 08] stock. They are both gorgeous! It is my first year breeding saddlebacks. I will have very limited numbers of goslings this year- no eggs available.


    In terms of the angel wing issue, I was VERY careful last breeding season in the amount of protein that the goslings got. They received a small amount am and pm. The rest of the time they grazed on grass, just like wild geese would do. I have only 1 that has slight wing tips that are bent. The others are as perfect as they come.[​IMG]
    The one male with bent tips will not be used for breeding. My understanding of angelwing is that it has genetic components as well as environmental. Genetics, I could not control, but environmental, I can alter. Just my 2 cents.....
     
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  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickygirl
    You really should read the Angel Wing article by Bernard Shaw on my website.

    As for twisted wing tip a long time knowledgable Seb breeder told me most Sebs develop it by the time they are 3 yrs. old. so check them as they age to see what happens.

    I've yet to have any angel wing despite breeding curlies to curlies and I feed my goslings Purina duck grower but they also get alot of grass.
     
  6. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did read the article- interesting stuff.....
    Are you going to breed sadlleback to saddleback? What will you get?
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Are you going to breed sadlleback to saddleback? What will you get?"
    ~Saddlebacks, both smooth and curly breasted.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I hatched a lot of eggs last year and only ended up with 1 male sebbie.

    I wish I had females to go with him.

    Your saddlebacks are simply gorgeous.

    I [​IMG] geese more than chickens. Shhhh. Don't tell.
     
  9. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Miss Prissy! [​IMG]
    Sorry you only got one boy. [​IMG]

    I think geese are awesome!
    As far as intelligence and personality they can't be beat by any other barnyard bird IMO
     
  10. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I would realy like to see a picture of what is considered a "twisted wing tip" in Sebastopol geese. I have seen what Angel Wing looks like-SAD! I have noticed none of this in my little flock.
     

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