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Sebastopol

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by griddles, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. griddles

    griddles Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering if sebastopol are harty in cold weather? Wanted some next year, I live in northern WI.[​IMG]
     
  2. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in New Hampshire and have a pair of Sebs. My Sebs handled the winter really good. I didn't have any problems with them at all. The snow and cold never bothered them. I used a doghouse with shavings in it as their winter home. The even mated in the snow, started layin eggs in March while there was still snow and then crushed every last egg by the time the snow was gone and the grass was green [​IMG] This was their first year of mating so I wasn't expecting much and it's a good thing because I didn't get much.

    I did go out and buy 8 baby toulouse geese and the Sebs adopted t:(em like they had hatched them themselves. They are great parents as long as the eggs are already hatched :)
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Can you post some photos? Please?|?
     
  4. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes please post photos and any other tid bits of info. I've been looking for Sebastopols but I think I missed my window for this year.
     
  5. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the Sebs last fall.



    [​IMG]
     
  6. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the female sitting on 7 eggs that she managed to destroy with some help from the male


    [​IMG]
     
  7. George in NH

    George in NH Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the Sebs with their adopted toulouse geese. The picture is on the dark side so may be hard to see.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Wow! George, they are gorgeous! How old are they? Did you raise them from babies? I have never seen nor heard of them before! I love them. [​IMG]
     
  9. George in NH

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    Hi Ozark Hen,

    They are three years old. I got them at a year old. They are pretty neat geese. I wish the male looked as good as the female, guess she just wears her feathers better.

    Here is a picture of the female and male Sebs in snow with their buddy the male muscovy standing outside the pen looking in. The muscoviy used to fly in with the geese and hangout there with them all day then fly back into his pen at dusk. He now stays in his own pen with his girlfriends who are sitting on lots of eggs.


    [​IMG]


    OOPS, guess the muscovy is actually in the pen with the Sebs.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2007
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    they are just beautiful...all of them. are they hard to raise? I had some geese several years ago, they decided they preferred to stay on our porch as opposed to their coop. DH frowned upon that. Hard to walk across the porch.. [​IMG]
    thanks for sharing the photos and please keep them coming.
     

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