Sebastopol Goose

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Scientific name: Anser anser domesticus

Other common names: Danubian Geese; Lockengans; Struppgans

The basics:
The Sebastopol Goose is a domestic goose, which is descended from the European Graylag. The breed was developed in Central Europe along the Danube and the Black Sea, and was named after the Russian port town of Sevastopol. They were originally bred to use their curly feathers in pillows and quilts. Today, the Sebastopol goose is raised almost worldwide, primarily for their ornamental value.

Varieties: Buff, Gray, White
Uses: Feathers, Meat, Pets, Ornamental, Weeding
Temperament: Social, calm, and quiet
Weight: 12 - 14 lbs
Parenting abilities: Varies greatly amongst bloodlines
Noise level: Below average
Capable of flight: No
Meat production: Good roasting fowl
Egg production: 25 - 35 per year
Egg color: White

What else you should know:
The Sebastopols loose feathers do not repel water or wind as well as normal plumage. Therefore, your geese will need shelter and possibly heat during extremely cold weather.

To keep your Sebastopols looking nice, clean water for swimming is necessary. Mud should be avoided

Low fertility is common amongst Sebastopols. If breeding, you may want to trim feathers around the vent, as well as clip the back and tail plumes.

Occasionally goslings will develop gray feathers. This should disappear by the first molt.


long curly feathers, beautiful blue eyes, awesome pets, beauties, super calm


little cranky, pretty expensive breed, clumsy swimmers, cold temperatures


4H poultry leader, blue eyes, great lawn mowers

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