THIS IS THE LAST TIME I'LL BUMP THIS FOR THIS YEAR; IF SHE'S STILL HERE IN THE SPRING, AS A YEARLING HER PRICE WILL GO UP................... Here's the sad/happy story about this special girl ...... This youngster was born on May 14 of this year and has been large and healthy from day 1-as usual with offspring from our pair. The parents are an 11-yr old breeding pair from extremely rigorous stock and we've never had a single health issue with them--including throughout our harsh winters when they absolutely prefer to stay out on the ice! We are especially grateful they produce such healthy offspring as we had a disaster this spring--aka, all of the cygnets were severly injured or killed by a snapping turtle that we had been trying to trap since before they hatched. At this point, I have invested a small fortune in this remaining girl. Thanks to a wonderful exotics vet who specializes in water fowl, she is totally healed and healthy and good to go. The only sign of what had happened that is left with her is that she is missing one toe-if we didn't tell you specifcally to look, you might never even notice, thank goodness!! It is obviously no longer affecting her at all. There's more to the story of the snapper, but that can be told to you verbally. A small pond is ok and ours have always lived outside through our harsh winters with no problems. This youngster must go to a proven good home with protection from predators!! We are so diligent that I know some folks in our lives think we're crazy, but we still had this bad incident. We are happy to mentor/advise/help in any way to keep them happy and healthy. Her body is big, but she is still very immature mentally which is why protection from predators is so important. Also, she'll need to be put with a male of similar age (which I can help you find) as she won't be sexually mature for a couple of years or another female. Check out comparative prices online for the larger hatcheries......and thanks for looking at our big, beautiful girl !!