My Sebastopols Hatched!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GardienneWings, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. GardienneWings

    GardienneWings Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first hatch of goslings hatched in the last 2 days. I bought 15 goose eggs at a sale (10 Seebie and 5 African or Embden). I had 1 male Seebie hatch at 30 days, an African the same day, then 3 female Seebies the following day. From what I hear a 33% hatch from bought eggs isn't bad on geese. I still have 4 more eggs in the bator and it has only been 12 hours since the last one hatched so I may get a couple more.

    Now I just need to find a couple more African Goslings to buy so the singlet doesn't have an identity crisis!!

    And if my adult Seebies would decide to lay a few eggs I'd be set!

    Val
     
  2. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay! hmmm, where are the pictures? [​IMG]
     
  3. tharrell

    tharrell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh congrats! Can't wait to see the pictures! I just set my seb eggs yesterday (6 shipped eggs, 2 with broken air cells) and I would be so happy if I got just one!!!
     
  4. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Where are the pics!!
     
  5. GardienneWings

    GardienneWings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here you go :)
    My first attempt at uploading photos here, so hopefully it will work!!
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    Val
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    ADORABLE! [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  7. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful babies!
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am dead from cuteness overload

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  9. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dumb question..how can you tell male from females in hatchlings?
     
  10. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dumb question..how can you tell male from females in hatchlings?

    In most sebastopol flocks the females *usually* have grey over their back and heads while the males are solid yellow. BUT, this is not always the case, especially if you have a color gene in your flock. So the only sure way to sex them is by vent sexing....
     

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