In the Brooder
- May 12, 2009
What is going on with the Sebastopols? I have a few and went to the internet to learn more. They look to be everbody's cash cow. Like puppy mills but with geese. Buy my eggs, buy my gosling, buy my crop of youngsters in the fall. Step right up and get your Sebastopols here. Big splashy websites full of as much sellers hype as a used car salesmen. Pet quality whites, which to me is non breedable. Colors galore, regardless of the quality of the colored bird, they sell at a premium price . Smooth breasted Sebastopols with NO feather. I mean how do we know they come from Sebastopol breedings when they look like any other barnyard goose exept for the huge price tag? British Waterfowl Association has a description of a smooth breasted type and it is not a bird with no long feather or curl. It just seems weird to me that such an interesting breed of goose is so represented on the internet with the goose mill mentality. Doesn't anybody breed quality birds as a hobby? Is it ALL the hatchery mindset?