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Sebastopol goose can be identified by its feathers, which curl under. These are mostly flightless birds.
Weighing around 10 to 12 pounds, these geese aren’t the largest you will find.
However, it’s not their weight that impedes their abilities to fly but, instead, their feathers. The curling makes it impossible for them to get any air!
Sebastopol geese are typically white, but the colors can vary. The feathers on the breed’s neck tend to be smooth and are sometimes grey-brown instead of white.
There are color crosses that have produced buff, saddleback, and even all gray variants, too.
Breast feathers can be smooth or frizzled.
The birds have striking blue eyes, rounded heads, prominent eyes, arched necks, and keelless breasts.
The blue eye color is most common in the classic white Sebastopol, though some other variants produce birds with unusual brown-colored eyes.
As mentioned earlier, these geese are medium-weight breeds, with ganders weighing up to 14 lbs (and geese only weighing 12 at most). Both the shanks and legs are orange.
Something else that’s worth noting about this goose breed is that the feathers are remarkable in their texture (the crinkled appearance!) as well as the size.
Sebastopol geese are known for being friendly and quiet. They are perfect pets for families who are concerned about aggression issues when raising geese.
They’ll enjoy weeding around your garden, and since they aren’t super heavy breeds, they shouldn’t compact your soil too much.
The average female lays only 25 to 35 eggs per year.
Of course, these are quite large. Bright white in color, they are big enough to make up for three or four chicken eggs!
Sebastopol geese can be raised as reliable layers during the laying season between early spring and summer.
Although Sebastopol eggs are somewhat smaller than those of other goose breeds.
Most commonly chosen for exhibition or as pets, they can also raise Sebastopol geese for meat.
Sebastopol geese can live for two to three decades when cared for properly, with the average lifespan being around 25 years.