Sebastopols

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Muscovies, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are Sebastopols geese hard to keep and what do you have to do to get them to breed and etc.....
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Muscovies~ how is you drake with the hurt leg?
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No, they're not hard to keep. About as easy as other breeds, just don't expose their feathers to too much rain/snow/harsh weather. [​IMG] You basically need a pool for them, keeps em clean and happy, and a good place with food for them. They're not aggressive towards people, too, which is always a plus.

    I don't know about breeding though, as none of mine have tried such yet.
     
  4. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are Sebastopols loud and are they good watch dogs?
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    P.S. Miss Lyida my muscovy drake did not make it.
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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They're quiet until they answer your next question. [​IMG] My Sebbies will honk and honk and make gaggling noises at anything new that enters the scene. Dogs, people, cars, etc. But if it is an animal or object that they seen day to day, they're fine.

    Also, they don't just make noise. . . They'll chase the intruder, and if possible, kill it. They once killed a wild rabbit that ran through our pasture. [​IMG]
     
  6. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Muscovy, I JUST posted that Im selling some of my seb flock.. and you are not so far away that we couldnt meet part way.

    They are great watch dogs... I have a gander that we saw chase away a fox!!
    as for loud... they can get vocal when they get excited... but no more than a dog barking.

    for recent photos of my geese ck out my flickr album...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/s1gnature/sets/72157625493418792/
     
  7. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    What size of a pen do I need to build for them?

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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I am sorry to hear your drake didn't make it. Do you know what was wrong with him?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    And I have a question for all the goose owners out there, Is there such a thing as a quiet goose?
     
  10. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
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    Nope! lol!!
     

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