Sebastapol Geese info needed!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Chicken7777, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have heard soo much great things on Sebastapol geese, and i am hoping to buy some this season. I wanted to know though are they noisy or hard to take care of compared to other geese?

    And are their temperaments really sweet or can they be pushy as other geese are?

    Thank you!
     
  2. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Chicken7777,
    I have had sebastopols for several years now and find them to be gentle and quiet as geese go [​IMG]
    All geese can get a bit tempermental during breeding season- ganders protecting mates and moms protecting nests.
    They do have longer feathers that can get dirty if they don't have a small swimming pool of water to bathe in.
    Out of all my poultry, I can say that the geese give me the most chuckles. I love to see them running, attempting to fly. They are just beautiful too. There is nothing like coming home to see a gaggle grazing the front yard. They make me smile. : )

    Here is my daughter on her wedding day with the geese in the background
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  3. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for the reply and that picture and your daughter looks very happy!

    Do you breed sebastapols and/ or sell fertle eggs? I am very interested in adding some to tje fam so cant wait to buy some

    Thanks again
     
  4. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do sell goslings in the spring. Eggs, I don't sell. They are hard enough to hatch without sending them through the mail. Goslings are usually available in March - May. I do mail them as well. Thanks, Patty
     
  5. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I see are they very difficult to hatch out?
    Also how much are you selling each gosling for? can you sex them?
    thank you!
     
  6. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese eggs are trickier than chicken or duck eggs. I learned that the hard way.
    My goslings are sold unsexed and sent as day olds- usually 4 to a box for shipping. They are 50 each plus actual box costs and actual shipping. I try to set the eggs in groups so that I will have enough to mail in the orders. I have whites and the newer colored ones as well. All are the same price. The season is short for laying usually march-early may. Thanks, Patty
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