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#56200 - 07/16/02 07:36 PM Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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I am interested in this breed and would like some information on them regarding their health and care needed. Thanks

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#56201 - 07/17/02 08:46 AM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Lauren, here is some info..originated in Sevastopol, a city on the Black Sea. It takes several years of a proper environment and good feed to develope the feathers. They are hardycompanioable and good parnts. They come in white and buff, possibly gray too. This info is from Holderreads catalog, who I can highly recommend. rob

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#56202 - 07/17/02 10:01 AM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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#56203 - 07/17/02 11:14 AM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Thanks for the info. rob does the catalog that you got the information out of raise and sell good quality sebs?

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#56204 - 07/17/02 07:07 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Yes, they have good stuff. Top judges from here and Europe acclaim their stock. Phone # is (541)929-5338. or.Holderreads waterfowl farm,PO Box 492 Corvalis, Oregon97339. They have good quality and many breeds. I live in Pa. and my birds were 36 hours old upon arrival. Cant say enuff good about them. rob

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#56205 - 07/18/02 11:28 AM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Thanks rob. one more question. Do they ship out smaller amounts or do you have to buy a min. #

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#56206 - 07/18/02 06:01 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Min. orderis..4 goslings, or 10 ducklets. In 2002 white sebs were $35 ea. and buff sebs were $50 ea. show quality were $85-$100 as day olds. Sexed pairs were $85-$100 per pair. Shipping for 4 is $8. Start saving your quarters now!

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#56207 - 07/18/02 06:02 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Lauren, where are you at in Ohio?

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#56208 - 07/18/02 07:13 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Loc: Oregon
Hi Lauren,

I can vouch for Holderreads too. They are actually just a few hours from here and so we've had the chance to meet them and see their place. Their emphasis is on the preseravation of the various domestic geese and duck strains in the world. In the process, they produce fantastic show birds. I've seen their Sebastapol breeding flock and a number of birds they have shown at various events and they are as good as you will find anywhere. by the way, Dave is the author of The Book of Geese - one of the best geese books on the market and also Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, formerly The Home Duck Flock. Dave truly has forgotten more about raising geese and waterfowl genetics than most of us will ever know.

As for the nature of the Sebastapols, they are a fairly small, good natured goose. Because of the expanse and loosness of the feathers, they can be a chore to keep in condition. They are more vocal than the larger Graylag line (non-knobbed) geese but not as loud or talkative as the chinese. In the showroom good specimens always attract a lot of attention.
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#56209 - 07/22/02 04:04 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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I live in Chardon that is about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. Thanks for the infor again I missed it the last time I was on

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#56210 - 07/22/02 05:22 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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If you think you are going to order from Holderread,maybe we caould pool an order (in spring), as I am only 25 minutes south of Erie, Pa. I know a lady in Chardon, Cardinal Pony Farm (Welsh). rob

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#56211 - 07/22/02 05:50 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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That is funny. I ride Welsh ponies for Gail Thompson. I really want to get some Sebs in the spring so, I will have to work on my parents. I would be willing to pool in an order with you. I think I wil want a pair. Thanks

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#56212 - 07/23/02 07:19 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Lauren,There is a Seb. breeder in Cochranton, Pa. , which is only about 10 miles east of Meadville, Pa., not a long drive from you. He is Curtis Oakes, a breeder of very good birds. He only sells adults in the fall. His address is...6860 state hwy. 173, Cochranton, Pa.16314. send a ssae for a price list. I have his ph. # if you would like it. rob

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#56213 - 07/24/02 06:08 AM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Does he sell goslings in the spring? I would like his phone number too. THanks for all of your help. Lauren

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#56214 - 07/24/02 06:15 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Lauren, happy to help. I dont think he sells hatchlings but he may. I will give you his # here as his # is published in the PP, etc. But be warned, he is hard to talk to, not very conversational, but he is a nice man. Call between 8:30 and 9:30 P.m. 1(814)425-8247. Most of his dtuff is real good. let me know how you fare. rob

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#56215 - 07/26/02 06:37 AM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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I will let you know how I do. First I have to find a soultion to house them. I could put my Polish in with the other birds that they were raised with in the spring,.... but I have a Polish rooster and a light Brahmas roo. The brahma has been by himself with the feed since my older hens picked his tail feathers out when I tried to put him in with them. I want to just leave him there since he is alot nicer then running with the girls but my parents don't want him there. (they don't take care of the chickens so I don't see why it matters to them) Plus they don't want me to build a seperate house for the geese. I could get rid of the brahmas and I wouldn't have a problem but I want him too. I guess I have to think about what I really want and sacrifice something. Can't have everything sometimes. I have a while to think about it though.

Sorry if this message is really confusing.
Lauren

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#56216 - 07/26/02 11:02 AM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Registered: 07/21/02
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Loc: Wisconsin
Lauren--

My parents get on me about my chickens, too. Even though it's always hard to give up one of your babies, keeping them isolated or kept in a cage all the time isn't fair to the animal. Sometimes it's best to give a rooster to someone else who can provide it with more space and many "wives". I just sold 2 of my drakes to a little boy--his first pets. I couldn't let them run with the rest of my ducks, for a lack of hens, so they were kept inside all day, never getting to swim like ducks should. (I did put them in the tub to clean themselves up for selling, but don't tell my parents laugh ) Even though I'll miss Fred and Herman, I know they're better off, and they made that little boy so happy to have his very own ducks. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it'll all turn out in the end.

Oatman_99

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#56217 - 07/26/02 05:56 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Lauren I dont want to discourage you but have you researched geese in general. They are lots bigger than chickens and eat more unless you have a pasture for them. They are messy and can be loud too. Sebs require extra space due to their feathering. Sometimes you think you just cant live without something but 3 months later you are wondering why you wanted it to begin with!. I must say though, I find I really enjoy the geese. smile

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#56218 - 07/26/02 08:26 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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I have alll fall to think about it. My chickens are pretty messy too. When they roost at night they roost with their rear ends pointing the wrong way. Then the poop is in the nest and not on the florr where it belongs. This drove me insane to the point where my dad and I built a new roosting box that had the bottom drop down to clean it out easier.I think I could manage geese.

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#56219 - 07/28/02 06:46 PM Re: Stebastopals- info about them wanted
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Hey rob, are you still interested in going together on an order in the spring?. And what is your e-mail so I can have it in the spring if you still are interested.
Lauren

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