Pale beaks and feet in Sebbies?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Goose and Fig, May 14, 2011.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I just piced up some young sebbies from 2 different people. Both sets of birds are about 10 weeks old. The second set have really pale pink beaks and feet. Does this indicate a deficiency? They are "blue splash" or something like that. Will they darken up, or is this something indicative of color like BBS in chickens? Thanks! So excited to have them!!!
     
  2. GoosieLucy

    GoosieLucy New Egg

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    Hi,
    I have 2 Sebbies now 7 weeks old, that I hatched from eggs. One has a pale flesh coloured beak & feet and the other is more orangey. They both have the same diet (mainly grass) and are both happy & healthy, so I think it's just how they are. Here's a pic..[​IMG]
     
  3. EvenLater

    EvenLater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not an expert on Sebbies, but aren't the Blue Splash and Saddleback colors bred from crossing lines with Poms? If so, that might also explain the pink bills and feet because that's a Pom trait? I love genetics! Would love to see pictures too!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You say mainly grass are you supplementing with either water fowl feed or chicken feed? very important they have a balanced diet especially while growing. grass yes big part of their diet but feed also needs to be fed so they are getting all the nutrients they need. Once grown then they can thrive on good quality grass alone.

    They are gorgeous by the way

    Welcome to BYC .
     
  5. GoosieLucy

    GoosieLucy New Egg

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    Thanks, I adore them, and they are cuddled daily [​IMG] They are just starting to get some curly long feathers. They have a large dish of Smallholder poultry growers pellets at night when I shut them in, then I let them out in the morning to graze by the pond. I shut them back in with the chickens late afternoon & fill their paddling pool up and they have another bowl of growers pellets then. I also put a poultry vitamin tonic in the chickens water which the geese sometimes drink (as well as their paddling pool water!)
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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