Super Sebastopol Surprise & Goose Love Story

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cottage Rose, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As if finding out that my white goose Chiffon from white parents produced saddlebacks when bred to my saddleback gander Chaps wasn't enough...today I got a solid dark gosling out of her too!
    I was amazed and needless to say VERY excited! [​IMG]
    Interesting is the fact that I had no intentions of breeding Chiffon to my new saddleback gander but he fell in love with her before I separated my geese for the breeding season.
    He would pine away for her when they were put up for the night in separate stalls so I finally just gave her to him. He's obsessed with her. He breeds the saddleback goose he came with but basically ignores her and never leaves Chiffons side.
    I've never seen anything like it.
    Isn't it a wonder how things happen?
    I could of missed out on all this had I ignored his cues that this was the goose for him.

    Here's Chaps x Chiffons saddleback kids
    (the 2 larger ones)
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    Here's the Chaps x Chiffon dark gosling that hatched out today.
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  2. Wow! What will a black adult sebbie look like?
    I love animals that mate for life like geese.
     
  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its probably a gray.
    If Banter or Kat see this maybe they can post a pic of one of their grays.

    Domestic geese aren't monogamous but they do have favorites.
     
  4. bugladyleah

    bugladyleah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG...too cute! You are convincing me to get on your list!!
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My waiting list is closed right now but could reopen.
    Depends on how many eggs the girls lay.
    They're starting to slow down.
     
  6. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a gray! That is one pretty baby you hatched-and don't you just
    love surprises!
    Zoey as a baby
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  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...shes CUTE!
    Banter could you post a pic of an adult gray for folks who may not of seen one before?
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am ODing on cuteness!!!
     
  9. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh please, more pics for us newbies!
    Sly
     
  10. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to go to work today but I will try to post more pics soon.
    The saddleback trio got moved outside already because they are growing so fast.
     

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