Waterfowl Commonly Seen in Practice

Sebastopol goose

Sebastopol Goose

Sebastopol geese originated in southeastern Europe, from the region around the Black Sea.

Sebastopols are medium-sized geese, weighing 5.4-6.4 kg (12-14 lb) when mature. They have large, round heads, prominent eyes, slightly arched necks, keel-less breasts and fatty lobes that hang below the abdomen. Most Sebastopols are white with bright blue eyes and orange bills and feet, There are also gray and buff color varieties. There are two plumage forms: the smooth-breasted and the frizzle, which has long, soft-quilled, curling feathers all over except for the head and upper neck. The curled feathers prevent flight making this breed easier to confine.

Sebastopols are hardy birds that are relatively cold tolerant. Sebastopols produce good quality meat for roasting.

Image by Davee.

References

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To cite this page: Pollock C. Waterfowl commonly seen in practice. December 19, 2012. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/waterfowl-commonly-seen-in-practice/