While the "Sebbies" look very pretty when they are sparkling clean, they eventually become a bit ragged looking after daily foraging through our wooded property and during the muddy, spring season. I honestly prefer the clean, sleek look of the tightly-feathered geese over the frilly-feathered and frequently raggedy- looking Sebastopols.
These birds, however, are top-flight parents. For two years now, they have built huge nests and filled them with over a dozen eggs. Two geese share brooding duties. They sit on their nests, never moving, until they have hatched at least a dozen goslings. They have done this for two seasons now.
The Sebbies are a medium-sized breed, quite gentle, easy to manage, and never agressive. We appreciate the fact that their goslings can be color-sexed right after hatching. They are listed by the Livestck Conservancy as Threatened.