New Sebastopols with angel wing

Discussion in 'Geese' started by joyeux, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. joyeux

    joyeux Out Of The Brooder

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    This weekend I got my first Sebastopols! I was originally only going to get a trio, but the seller was moving and wanted them to go to a good home so made me a deal on all 11. [​IMG] They are about 5 months old. Not all have loose feathers, but they're still pretty! The only other goose I have now is a 2-month old tufted buff, and she's very intimidated right now.
    So far, they all seem to be settling in fine and I am so happy to have them! They are amazing and I just love geese.
    The previous owner had other animals: a dog, turkey, chickens and indoor birds. All of them could have used some TLC. We even took his dog, a St. Bernard he adopted from a rescue in Tennessee four years ago. She's the sweetest thing, but a bit thin and malnourished (she has dry, brittle fur), and she seemed to live outside 24/7. Anyway, it seems a few of the geese have angel wing. Some are worse than others and some have it on both wings. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to help them or reverse it at this point. I'm not concerned about their looks so much, I just want them to be in good shape.
    Here's a photo of my new beautiful babies
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    SO PRETTY!!! Will you be selling hatching eggs next year? Or day olds?
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You can fix angel wing by wrapping them up like a burrito (with vet wrap) so the wing lays correctly. After about a week the wing will go back in to position. If they are already adults, it is too late.
     
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Congrats - they are beauties! My silver Appleyard ducks have angel wing too. Although they don't look the greatest, it doesn't seem to bother them in any way.
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would LOVE to see a picture of a burrito goose...
     
  6. joyeux

    joyeux Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about five months old, I imagine they'll grow a bit and fill out more before they are completely finished. Is it too late to wrap them?

    It is my intention to hatch out one batch of their goslings as soon as they start laying. After that, I want to start selling goslings locally, but I will definitely sell some hatching eggs here if people want them.
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see crossed wing tips on the smoother saddle back on the right front, but I don't see any angle wing, unless it's in the middle. Can you post another pic? You shouldn't breed the ones with angle wing (if you do have some)-it can get much worse in the subsequent generations. Do a little research before you make that decision, They are very pretty geese! Any clue on what sex each is? Are they all siblings? It looks from the pics that one may be lavender and one may be a buff saddle back.
     
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  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You shouldn't breed the ones with angle wing

    Exactly....but I am having a hard time seeing which one has it too.

    Here is a little "duck burrito" to give you an idea of how the treatment works...
    http://www.carolinecrockeroriginals.co.uk/images/Ducklings/DCP_8114.jpg

    Someone on BYC had a muscovie that developed angel wing. Wrapping mostly fixed it.​
     
  10. joyeux

    joyeux Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know why I posted that picture, it doesn't show it at all. In fact, I'm not sure if any but one have angel wing at this point. When I got them, I was sure that more than two had many feathers sticking out to the side, so I generalized and thought it was angel wing. But it may have just been me jumping to conclusions and not really knowing about angel wing, or them just being ruffled up because today all but one look normal. I was having trouble getting a good picture of him because they are all shy and were running around their pen in one large group. I won't breed the ones that have angel wing if I decide to breed at all, I will do more research now. They are not siblings or closely related according to the previous owner.
    Also, all my chickens and turkeys are free-range and I've never lost one to predators here. How long should I keep these guys penned up before I can let them out without them running away, if I can at all? My 2-month old buff goose ranges with the turkeys now.
    One is a pale lavender that I just love and another is a buff saddle back.
    Here are the best shots of the one that I think may have angel wing. He is a saddle back with smooth feathers.
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    (That water was clean just an hour ago- I swear!)

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    Thank you for all you helpful comments and compliments!

    Edited to add thanks and another question
     
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