Pics of my 2010 Sebastopol Geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cottage Rose, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,103
    40
    231
    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Well a busy summer has come to an end. [​IMG]
    I hope everybody is having fun with their new 2010 goosies. [​IMG]
    I have 8 - 2010 Sebbie goslings left. (sold a few already)
    I will be keeping a few and selling the rest.
    It's very difficult to see them go after spending so much time
    with them all spring and summer but I can't keep them all.
    Hope you enjoy the pics.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,229
    24
    241
    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    So, so beautiful!!!!
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    110
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Very beautiful!! I'm hoping I can come to an agreement with my own Sebbies by the end of the year, because so far they're not liking our goats, chickens or our pasture (I never realized they eat so much)
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,103
    40
    231
    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Quote:Thanks!
    Hmm, thats a strange one...your geese not liking pasture. [​IMG]
    From all I've heard or experienced with my geese is that they love grazing on grass.
    I never kept my waterfowl with my chickens.
    They free ranged together during the day but housed separately at night.
    Geese tend to bully chickens and ducks if kept in close quarters with them
    plus geese need a lot of space.
    Not sure about the goat thing.
    My goats where long gone before I got geese.
    Hope you can work it out.
    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  5. grambysfarm

    grambysfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2010
    Sulphur, Louisiana
    Your geese are beautiful!! I have six sebastopols. (1 gray, 3 white, 1 gray smooth breasted saddleback, and 1 buff smooth breasted saddleback) The buff was born this spring to my gray pair of saddlebacks. I have since lost my female saddleback. Do you have any curly female saddlebacks for sale? What females do you have available. (Out of my 6 I only have 1 female.)

    Questions:
    1. When a curly gray female is bred to a curly white male what will the offspring look like?
    2. If a saddleback is bred to a solid white do the offspring carry the saddleback gene?
    3. Would you mind sharing information on DNA testing? I assume that my young buff saddleback is male due to behaviors I've observed among the group but would be interested to know for sure before spring.
     
  6. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,103
    40
    231
    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Quote:1. That would depend on the genetics behind your grey and your white but the basic formula would be:
    White gander x gray goose = Splash females and gray males

    2. yes

    White Gander x saddleback goose =
    white males with black spots & all white females.
    Saddleback gander x white goose =
    all white males & white females with black spots
    The black markings are typically just a very tiny spot or two)
    All carry the saddleback gene so if you breed a white s.b. carrier
    to another s.b. carrier or saddleback they will produce saddleback offspring.

    3. www.dnasexing.com
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,103
    40
    231
    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Quote:Forgot to answer this question.
    Sorry, no curly saddlebacks girls for sale at this time.
    I do have a very nice, smooth breasted, SB Sebastopol yearling female for sale
    from a line that throws very nice type and feather.
    See my website for more details.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  8. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,103
    40
    231
    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Grambyfarm
    Can you post a pic of your buff saddleback...I don't think I've ever seen one.
    Where did you get your Sebs from?
     
  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,498
    22
    246
    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Someone mentioned that certain breeding between sebbies produces offspring with angel wing? How would that happen?
    Love your birds!
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    As always, you have GORGEOUS birds! I'm still saving up for a pair from you! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by