Sebastopol Sebastian Showing Off His Tuft & Big Boy Feathers **PICS**

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Lamar Estate, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    My baby Sebastian is now 2 1/2 months old. He definitely has a tuft.

    We're going through a crabby phase (I HOPE it's a phase). It's as if he's going through the terrible twos. For example, when we're outside, he doesn't want us to pick him up, but if we walk away, he comes running after us in a panic and crying. At least he still likes night time cuddling.

    Sebastian and his big brother (by a few hours) Gizmo (Cayuga x Khaki Campbell-Cayuga duck) are still living inside the house. His older and younger duck siblings have moved outside to the chicken coop and run. We are in the process of building a separate house and run for the ducks and him. I don't know who's going to cry more when they move outside--Sebastian or my husband.

    These are his latest pictures. Gizmo; little duck siblings Cooper, Tater, and Tot; scary mini-Dachshund brother Orville; and great aunt Kay are also pictured.

  2. grammypam

    grammypam Songster

    Mar 16, 2010
    He is beautiful! I have a question for you. Are you going to insulate their new house? I just got ducks this yr.

  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    GREAT collage! [​IMG]
    Thanks for sharing your pics!
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    They grow so fast! Sebastian looks awfully handsome with his feathers and his tuft. It sounds like he is is testing out his independence when outside.
  5. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Quote:Yes. Since we live in Minnesota, you know that are winters can be harsh.

    I know that most ducks and geese are very hardy and will even sleep outside rather than inside their shelters. When I went to a farm in Scandia to pick out one of my ducks, they had all the ducks and geese living underneath a propped up truck topper. It was so cold outside and the snow bank height was over my knees. I just baby my little ones so much...I wouldn't feel right providing a non-insulated house.

    Ducks are a lot of fun. So are geese!

  6. crj

    crj Songster

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    My pair of Sebastapols are doing the same thing. Once you catch them they are fine...... lol. Mine are the same age I believe yours is. I can't get over how fast they grow and how huge the wing span is. It's so funny to chase them and watch how they put there wings out and run from you....... just huge..... LOL and the feathers are only a few inches long.... hahaha. Fred did a great job making a tight turn with his wings out. Needless to say the birds were never caught. Kids (20 yr olds) just don't know how to catch a baby goose. I named mine Fred and Ginger since they look so graceful and eligant. They look it but they aren't.... lol. No tufts on mine. You have a beautiful boy.
  7. Goosebumps

    Goosebumps Chirping

    Jun 5, 2011
    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Do all Sebastopols have tufts? Is he mixed? My goose has a tuft but no curls at 3 months. Is it possible he might get curls lol? I would love to have a Sebastopol! They are so beautiful! Love the pics, they're awesome.
  8. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Quote:Sebastian has mastered doing tight turns by holding out only wing. The first time we were trying to catch him and he did it, we were so amazed by his new found ability. Now it just annoys us!
  9. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Quote:Sebastopols usually don't have tufts. I guess it just like some ducks--there's a gene that may or may not have them develop a tuft.

    His tuft was pretty obviously the day he hatched. His feathers started to curl once he got his big boy feathers.

    Sebastian is not a mix. However, I did purchase eggs off of Ebay, so you never can be 100% sure. I'm pretty sure he's not mixed though.

    I love this breed. He's my only goose, but I hope to have more Sebastopols next year!

    Get Sebbies!

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