Sebastopol geese - selecting breeding stock, color genetics, and color improvement

Discussion in 'Geese' started by CelticOaksFarm, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  2. ket806

    ket806 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Keep meaning to tell you how much I adore Spicie. I can't stop going through page 13 to see her [​IMG]

    Its been raining here for like.....a month? Its been so long that my solar lights quit coming on.
    Finally the sun is out, and I am almost over the pneumonia, so maybe I will finally get some new pics of the flock!
     
  4. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HappyMtn Spicie is a gander and is a grey splash. He is our breeding where Samantha (white) is his mother and Grant (grey) is his father, both are curly breasted.
    Thank you, I love our Spicie. And he lives up to the name Spicie that is just how he is.
     
  5. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also love the color of spice, I really would like to find splash sebastopols!
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The splash on Spicie looks like what I would imagine powder blue to be. Or silver- like the dull side of aluminum foil. Such an angelic color.
     
  7. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spicie is a true grey splash. His parents seem to produce very lovely splash ganders. The two Samantha and Grant will be breeding together again this year 2013.
    Then I have Spicie with Sassafras his half sister. Sassafras's mother is Samantha and her father is Sammie (white curly). I hope they are not too closely related so we can get fertile eggs. I would like to get splash females.
    But to do so I need Gloria (grey curly) to breed to a white male and she has never produced fertile eggs so far. But this year she is paired with our Lance (grey saddleback) he is smooth breasted. I pray this year just maybe Gloria might get fertile eggs. She has shell density problems. So will get grit and oyster shell as all of the girls will for the breeding season.


    I have one female (Sarina) curly white carring saddleback, that has been laying eggs at the very end of November and December and there was another one out there today in the pen, but I do believe my great dane went out there and stold it out of the pen. D%mn her. I wanted to see if it was fertile??? I have been putting Deck, patio and porch nuts in their feed it does put the calciium back into their bones which the egg laying takes out of the bones to help make eggs.

    The avatar on here is Samantha and her daughter Sassafras.
     
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  8. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you ever have a very nice splash gander or goose available please keep me in mind! I love the splash color.


    My two sebastopol gander finally made it! I bought a currly gray SB and a smooth lav from a lady in Ohio and she sent them out wednesday and they were gaurenteed to be here yesterday (thursday) by 3:00pm or your money back and they never showed up [​IMG] (this was my first time having birds shipped) but I finally got a call about 6:40 this morning from the PO and they had them.(it was a Very long night) It too them 41 hours to get from Ohio to Oregon!

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  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    2 days is very common for shipping of live birds. To arrive over night is an exception. The express mail gets them delivered in 2 days. They will bump live birds from a flight if it has dry ice on it because it will kill them. This can not be avoided since FedEx actually hauls the live birds for USPS and has final say for bumping ect.
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Awww- congrats Poultry09! So cute peeking out of the box.
    You can get some money back on the shipping since it was guaranteed. They will refund the difference from Priority to Express in most cases, but the shipper has to file for it.
     

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