I have a Sebastopol and one more on the way!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by johnsmb, May 3, 2008.

  1. johnsmb

    johnsmb Out Of The Brooder

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    A sebastopol just hatched and the other egg is pipped!! I started with 4 eggs that were shipped within state. One didn't develop, and one died at about 2 weeks.

    I also cheated and bought 2 goslings a week ago, because I was worried that the eggs wouldn't hatch - now I might end up with 4 goslings! The one that hatched seems very grey so I hope it's a girl. The older goslings that I bought are probably both males, so I'm hoping the last egg will make it and be a girl, too. How can you verify their gender when they are full grown? Can you tell by looking or not until one lays an egg???
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/y4359E/y4359e07.htm

    That is a good site that tells you how to sex geese. If sebastopols are gray when they hatch, they are females, yellow, they are males, but it isnt always 100%.

    Post some pictures of the babies!
     
  3. johnsmb

    johnsmb Out Of The Brooder

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    I now have 2 sebastopol goslings! Plus I have the 2 older ones that are about a month old. Both of the brand new ones have a light grey on their back - are these females or should the females be even darker grey?
     

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