Sebastopol Goose

White Sebastopol Goose – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

The domestic Sebastopol (also known as Danubian) goose is descended from the European Greylag. They are predominantly bred for ornamental purposes as the plumage on their body is long, white and curly. Due to the curliness of the feathers, Sebastopol geese cannot fly well (even more so than geese in general). Depending on the cross-breed, the feathers on the breast may also be curly, the feathers of the neck are smooth and sometimes greyish-brown and the legs and shanks are orange. Both the female and male Sebastopol grow to approximately 5 kg, which classifies them as a light goose breed.

On average the females produce 25-35 eggs per year. Sebastopol require an adequate water supply in order to keep their feathers clean. They are not aggressive and tend to be broody.

Classification

Light

Appearance

White or buff. Whites have blue eyes and the buffs have brown eyes. The breed is subdivided into curly or smooth depending on whether breast feathers are curly or smooth but the remainder of feathers are curly.

Weight

Gander 5.4 – 6.3 Kg
Goose 4.5 – 5.4 Kg