Sebastopol geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by noahsgeese, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    Are they friendly?

    Do they lay lots of eggs?

    Please answer any other questions that you can!

    Thanks

    Noah
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    When first hatched, they are like puppies and will follow you around everywhere. They can be very friendly when grown, but once you introduce them into a flock they integrate into the flock and realize you are just a stupid human..... [​IMG]

    They only lay once a year in the early spring. I think the average number of eggs per season is around 30.

    I love hand raising my babies and get very sad when they become part of the flock. [​IMG]
     
  3. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    Thanks for the help, anyone else?
     
  4. nsanywhere

    nsanywhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sebastopol is a love! She's very friendly, will follow me around, lets me pick her up, eats out of my hand, etc. I've raised her since day old and she's used to people. She lives in the coop with my chickens and ducks - no problems. She lays a lot of eggs, even in the winter. I'm going to get her a boyfriend in the spring :) She's also an excellent mother. My ducks hatched 11 babies last October and the mother duck quickly wanted to wander off, but my goose stayed close to the ducklings, watched over them, flapped and hissed if anyone got too close (but still let me pick them up), and generally tended to the babies.

    I love this breed! Highly recommend you get some!
     
  5. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That said, my female is laying right now, so my male is being somewhat nasty because he's breeding. A male gander can definitely be naughty during breeding season.
     
  6. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Sebs! I can't imagine life without them!
     
  7. annette'spets

    annette'spets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    banter, those are sooo pretty, esp. that dark ,fluffy one- would love a pair of those! Are they called chocolate or what?
     
  8. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raymond Maine
    These are grey, mom Zoey and baby boy Sambocca (Sam) at 5 months old-they look chocolate to me too-[​IMG]
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    Splash, Zen (mom, Zeena, a smooth white Seb in rear)

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    Blue gander, Yuri

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    The best of the rest! Splashes Champagne and China and saddleback, Charming, bred by Cottage Rose
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  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I wish I had the room and Money for some Sebs. Even though they dont lay that much they are SOOO Pretty!
     
  10. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They DO need room, if they don't have space their feathers will break off and look AWFUL. As far as price, they are hardy and live a long time if protected from predators and have decent food. They are wonderful parents and have a gentle personality (when not breeding). A $50.00 dollar gosling should live 10 years + and eat a lot of grass and weeds
    in season! That's a small investment in my book! A pair should produce 3-8 goslings a year. It's more of a problem if you Don't want a long term animal! I have an African Grey parrot which was crippled with a broken wing and was supposed to die. She has been part of our family for almost 30 years!
     

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