We hatched 2 Sebastopol and 2 Pilgrim geese in the spring of 2003. We picked goose breeds that are reputed to be relatively docile and friendly and these are full of personality. Whereas the ducks are more like cats - they show up for food, the geese are more like dogs and rush over to see what's going on whenever we go out.
This is the first to hatch of the Sebastopols. He has a great personality and is very chatty but he also shows a serious fault of the breed - some straight wing feathers. He's not going to win any prizes in the show ring but he is a welcome addition to our yard.
Pictures of all four here; and more - at the pool (fortunately closed for the season) here.
Acorn Hollow Bantams - Geese - The Basics Lou Horton's interesting discussion is worth a visit and a bookmark.
Sebastapol Goose Metzer Farms website - a great place for information and more.
Sebastopol Geese Ashton Waterfowl in the UK. The Ashton's are generous in sharing their extensive experience and expertise.
Domestic Waterfowl Club In the UK with nice pages on both duck and goose breeds.
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