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Smooth Sebastopol question? Picture

Discussion in 'Geese' started by EmAbTo48, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The grey in front is in question. I bought him knowing she had smooth in her flock I am fine with smooth in my breeding program. BUT he is now 4 months I am new to smooth but should he have basically NO curling but more flat feathers??? Thanks!!!!
     
  2. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok on your smooth breasted the feathering takes time to come in. As they get older each year the feathering comes in more but you get nothing on the chest it is all smooth breasted. You do Not get the feathering on the smooth breasted like you do on the curly breasted.
    These are older now and have more feathering on them.
    Hope this will help you some.
    When you have totally smooth flat feather's all over the whole goose we do not use those in the breeding program they are petted out to someone who just wants pet geese. You want curly on the chap's on the back.

    I will also put a few teenage goslings for you to see the feathering they will be last.



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  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I love my smoothies! They will have the broader wavy feathers that are actually sturdier than the full curly birds. They tend to look nice for about 11 months of the year too:D. Be sure to pair it with a full curly come breeding season so you don't end up with any completely smooth birds.
     
  4. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! Its a boy and he is very pretty! Hes only 4 months so hoping a bit more comes of his feathers then if it takes a bit longer.. Here's one I took tonight of him!

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  5. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But can't be a bit bummed about that his coloring it would have looked AWESOME if he had been full curly!
     
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    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I like him a lot! Come springtine I bet you will like him even more when all the curly birds look like a lawnmower hit them.
     
  7. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two grey saddlebacks are 6 months old also and you can see there is not very long feathers for now but they will come as they mature. You boy has a good start on the feathers.
    Like GF said breed him to a full curly.....
     

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