My first Sebastopol hatched!


In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 12, 2010
Belleview, fl
Apple appearred in our world two days ago and the eggs sent were so badly handled that if my other eggs hatches (shes peeping and wiggling) then 2 out of 8 is excellent for the shipping conditions. Next time I get any I will have my own box shipped out!

Heres our baby Apple. I read that if they are darcker when born its a girl? Is that true?


if the parents are all white then you are right, darker means female.

Down color isn't always accurate but the females typically have a grey cap and saddle and the boys are either all yellow or have a silver grey wash over their back or back and head.
I thought my first hatch was a goose due to the dark coloring, then I saw a goose and it was much darker than mine. Turned out it was a gander. Than looks like a gander to me but I am no expert.
This is good to know! I didn't know about the silver wash on the ganders. I thought the ganders would only be yellow. When I saw the silver color, I was thinking buff or lavendar gosling. My buff saddleback was silver colored when hatched. I thought for a while that she was a lavendar gosling. I later learned that the beak and legs are also indicative of colors.
2 of 8 is pretty good regardless, being that they were shipped. Supposedly you can only expect 50% hatch from sebbie eggs, then you can expect 50% hatch from shipped eggs...which would leave you with 2. Maybe this year will be a better year for goose eggs cause I know last year sucked!

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