What do you think of this trio of Sebbies? And--Male to Female ratio??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I found these guys for sale on Craigslist. It's a trio (two females & one male). Proven breeders, 1.5 years old.

    I see some stiff wing feathers on one....
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    what would you pay for the trio or per bird? I really don't need another male (I have THREE already) but they won't separate them.

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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I put two of my ganders on Craigslist this morning...but I'm keeping my nicest one for now...at least until I decide if I'm getting this other trio and then I'll compare males & keep the best one...
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Oh....question....

    I currently have a trio of Sebbies & two extra males (housed separately). If I get this other trio, I'll have FOUR females. Would ONE gander be good for four females or should I have TWO ganders with four females??

    Thank you!!!
     
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    In my experience, four geese to a gander is one too many, especially if it's a young gander.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Well, wouldn't you know that the sellers decided to keep the trio! [​IMG] So now I'm still on the hunt for one or two more females!
     
  6. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    ky
    my Sebs keep pairing up and won't mate more than one unless they go broody
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young ganders shouldn't have more than 2 females his first
    breeding season least you burn him out.
    I've had up to 3 females with one male.
    Four to one is kinda pushing it.
    I would limit it to no more than 3 females per gander
    to get good coverage and not deplete sperm counts.
    Ganders tend to have favorites but generally hormones take over
    during the breeding season and they breed all of them if the
    gander is healthy and vigorous.
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So I emailed back the people and said I wouldn't split them up (which I won't if I can get my extra ganders out of here!) I have three pens so I can always put the extra ganders in another pen until they sell...so now it looks like the deal might be back on? [​IMG]

    I just won an auction for another female...so now I'll have SIX females--would two ganders be okay for that? Or should I keep three?
     
  9. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:1 gander per 3 females will work just fine.
    Best wishes!
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you! I'll have to post pics once I get them! [​IMG]
     

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