Sebastopols

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bantamsrus, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. bantamsrus

    bantamsrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ordered Sebastopols from Metzer Farms or Purely poultry? I was just wondering if they were decent birds.
    Ones I ordered this spring from a different breeder ended up crappy--hard feathers on the wings and one of the whites was not pure white [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  2. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had sebastopols, but I have heard great things about Dave Holderread Preservation center. Here is the website: http://www.holderreadfarm.com/. They sell show quality birds. I have ordered ducks and Chinese Geese from Metzer Farms. They have great costumer service, and all of the birds arrived healthy and happy. In fact, six months later, I have not lost one bird, and I love their personality. I don't think their birds are show quality though. I have never heard of purely poultry, so [​IMG] . Well, good luck!
     
  3. bantamsrus

    bantamsrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holderreads is not having Sebastopols for 2011 due to selling all their breeding stock [​IMG]

    (Or if anybody has suggestions for other breeders)
     
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  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that's too bad. [​IMG] I think Metzer Farms is a good choice hough, but a breeder is probably better.
     
  5. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    ive had american buff geese before told they were quiet and nice... WRONG!! they were very noisy and mean was very dissapointed and planning on getting sebastopols next year
     
  7. Jenifer Kraus

    Jenifer Kraus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is strange. I have had Americans for about 7 years and they are wonderful. I also have sebastopols and they equal in temperment. Love both breeds.
     
  8. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Sebastopols from Metzer's would be pet quality but if you just want pets they would be fine.
    Type would probably be quite varied. My first Sebs came from Metzer stock and you can see pics of them on my website's
    White Sebastopol page. http://cottage_rose_birdsnblossoms.webs.com/whitesebastopols.htm
    Metzers
    have a huge flock and I think from what I've heard they just all run together...no selective breeding.

    P.S. my avatar is of my goose from Metzer background.
     
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  9. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    American Buffs acquired from a legitimate breeder should always be quiet and docile. A good personality is one of the traits you look for when selecting breeding stock.
     
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    doesnt matter no more the buffs are gone know (YAY) they were very mean and LOUD! didnt understand y they were loud and mean was told they were very nice and gentle and quiet
     

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