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Site Re-vamp

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on August 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Sorry, the site is going through a couple of big changes. There will probably be a bunch of glitchy photos and updating posts! 

I'll be posting pictures of  this next year's new breeders and will be updating the for sale page. I would also appreciate it if members who have bought from me in the past, would post a testimonial on the testimonal page. 

The Faverolles are going through a big change as well, and I will be posting pictures of the new roosters, pullets, and etc.  Prices are changing on goose and chicken eggs and I will be re-offering my older flock for sale. 

Thank you for your patience and participation on my website! 

(:

-Sierra & Feathery Co.


Summer Sun

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on August 12, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Look how big the babies have gotten! My goodness they grow fast. (: 

I'm really happy with the goslings I got from Allison Grell, they are huge and very nice birds. These geese shoul start laying next Spring in small amounts. They will be replacing my first flock. The oldest pair I own will be staying though. Next year I should have 12 geese and 3 ganders. I will be primarily selling eggs next year and I will not be hatching goslings.

Check out the sales page, replacing the product page, to see what we have!


New chicks! RIR, Australorp and Buff Orpington chicks!


Honk!

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on May 14, 2011 at 11:36 AM Comments comments (0)


GOSLINGS. EEE.<3

I didn't hatch many, but it's still so good to have goslings again. I always miss having them, every year. c:
I'm filling early reservations, and won't have enough goslings for new orders. Sorry everyone! I'm ordering buff and grey goslings from Allison Grell, and I should have a bigger breeding program next year AND Buffs. I'm trying to buy a Sportsman Incubator for hatching as well, but that probably won't happen till Fall at least.

Not much else to say! School Finals are killing me!

Thanks!
Sierra & Feathery Co.


PS. Check out the new product on the sales page!!


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STUFF THATS FOR SALE :'D

I HAVE ADULT TOULOUSE GEESE FOR SALE

I have a trio and a pair I am selling.

The TRIO is my show breeder stock. They have produced some beautiful birds these past couple years, but I need to make room for my buff program. The trio includes two proven 4 year old girls, and a young 2 year old proven gander. They lay 30+ eggs a year, a rarity in Toulouse. $400.

The PAIR consists of two 1 yr old grey geese. THE MALE IS RECESSIVE FOR BUFF. Check the product page for more info. $200 

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I've split up my Faverolles and I'm trying out two new roosters. FAVEROLLE TESTING EGGS ARE FREE (you pay for shipping). You must be willing to send photos back to me though, so that I can see what the babies look like.

I have one that is a recessive white (both parents were salmon) and he should produce salmon babies. His type, toes and beard are great. He is being bred to SALMON girls that are dark. (They should produce chicks that are light to medium/ideally colored. ). Fertility is unchecked yet, but I will check before shipping eggs. Eggs can be shipped the 16th-30th.

I also have a SALMON ROOSTER. He is on the small side but is VERY wide and has a great beard, toes, and is nice and dark. His shoulder is burgendy and his hackles and saddle feathers are straw/creme colored. I am breeding him to BLUE SALMON HENS. You should get 50% Blue salmon and 50% normal salmon chicks.

I have a product in the store for them. Check it out!


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Thank you!

Sierra & Feathery Co.


Goslings Are Here!!

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on May 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM Comments comments (0)



I have 10 eggs, and 8 have pipped so far! The other two are rocking violently and look like they will hatch too. I have 7 mallard ducklings hatched, out of 10, and Faverolles are pipping in the other incubator! I'm so happy and excited for the babies. Most of the goslings are already spoken for, 9 of them, so it looks like I'll be raising one on my own. I'm going to keep Cossette's baby (My Buff Toulouse) in the hopes that it's a boy. Then I would have a buff-split. 

I'll post photos once they are all fluffed out! 

Last week the broodies hatched over 30 eggs between the three of them! I have gazillions of fluffy butt babies now running everywhere! All 30 are either Faverolles or Faverolle mixes and are soooo cute. :'D


STUFF THATS FOR SALE :'D

Goose eggs are for sale now, and I'm taking deposits for another clutch of goslings. I won't set another incubator of eggs unless people want goslings. Please email me if you are interested. The deposit on goslings is 50% of the price of the goslings. 

I've split up my Faverolles and I'm trying out two new roosters. FAVEROLLE TESTING EGGS ARE FREE (you pay for shipping). You must be willing to send photos back to me though, so that I can see what the babies look like. 

I have one that is a recessive white (both parents were salmon) and he should produce salmon babies. His type, toes and beard are great. He is being bred to SALMON girls that are dark. (They should produce chicks that are light to medium/ideally colored. ). Fertility is unchecked yet, but I will check before shipping eggs. Eggs can be shipped the 16th-30th. 

I also have a SALMON ROOSTER. He is on the small side but has a great beard, toes, and is nice and dark. His shoulder is burgendy and his hackles and saddle feathers are straw/creme colored. I am breeding him to BLUE SALMON HENS. You should get 50% Blue salmon and 50% normal salmon chicks. 

I have a product in the store for them.  Check it out! :D


Thank you! 

Sierra & Feathery Co.


Spring is Here!

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on April 7, 2011 at 12:43 AM Comments comments (0)


Broodies! Three of them!

Wow, spring is here and everything is happening all at once! The geese have been laying for three weeks now, and with my third incubator getting full it's time to start selling goose eggs for those of you out there waiting on them. Contact me at [email protected] and give me a heads-up if you're looking to buy some. I only get about 20 eggs a week, but I want to make sure whether I need to advertise elsewhere or not. 

Faverolle eggs are also now available! The updated photos on the Faverolle page are of the flock I have breeding now. They are big healthy birds, and I'm getting lots of fertile eggs from them! Contact me the same way as the goose eggs please. 

I have three broodies! Wow, thats a record. Two cochins (bantam and LF) and a columbian rock bantam mix. They are all such great birds and are hatching me even more babies then my incubators can handle! 

I'm not sure when I'll have goslings yet. My two first hatches didnt go well after a huge heat wave hit Bishop, but these eggs I have now should be due in 2-3 weeks. Some are showing signs of veins and embryo development already. I'm excited! 

Thanks everyone! 

Sierra

March Madness!

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on March 14, 2011 at 12:39 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi again! Sorry for the slow updates, it's been very busy here! 

The geese started laying about 2 weeks ago, and I'm setting the first batch of eggs today. I'm so excited! So far, two geese are laying at the farm (the grey quartet) and one buff at my house started laying yesterday. I've cleaned out my garage in preperation for tubs of chicks and goslings and in the last couple of weeks, we built another shed and plan to branch out a breeding/ grow up pen from it. Small sheds for the pasture are popping up in prep for goslings, and I'm buying boxes for the April/May hatch. 

The Faverolles are in their breeding pens now, but the hens are being finiky about laying now that they have been moved. We've gone through a nice transition into spring though, and I got two eggs yesterday from them. They should be laying like normal in a week or so. I don't plan on hatching any chicks until July, but if you want chicks sooner you can contact me, and I'll see if I can fit some in with the goose eggs. 

Thanks for following the site! If you have any questions, please, leave a comment here or contact me through my email!


ALSO

My phone finally died this week (after 2 years of steady abuse to the poor thing, including getting dropped in the pond several times) and I won't be able to get calls until I get my new one in about a week or two. If you need to contact me, please call my mom's phone 951 551 9469

Thank you!

Sierra & CO. 

February Update!

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on February 11, 2011 at 2:28 PM Comments comments (0)




I've been so busy, Eeek! I got back from the PPBA (in Stockton, CA) Show two weeks ago, but I've only just been able to get on and update. Even now, I'm preparing to go to Italy for a whole week! :D I'm so excited! I'll be vistiting Florence, Rome and Venice with the Fashion club at my school.


ANYWAYS. ABOUT THE BIRDS. C: 

This was my first year at the PPBA show and I think I did pretty good. 


I brought my two Elite Show Toulouse from Holderreads and my young buff goose. The two older geese took Grand and Reserve Champion Jr Goose, along with Champion and Reserve Champion Heavy Goose, Best of Breed, and Reserve of breed. There was one other Toulouse other then mine, and it so happens that it's from my breeding birds! It's the pure sister to my buff (she's also a buff) from eggs I had sold and shipped all over the place! The judging between them must have been close, because they looked almost identical to one another, but my buff took 1st and BV. :) And then! Since I had gotten Champion Jr Goose, at the time I couldn't believe my eyes, my goose made it to the Jr. Champion Row!! She was pretty upset, being away from her man and all, but I was so proud of her! 


And for my chickens!

I took my bantam Faverolle rooster, his LF son, a LF hen, and a pullet. The faverolles did good, but there was alot of competition (at least 15 faverolles in bantam and Large Fowl!). My bantam roo got 1st (he only had hens for competition though) and my LF cockerel took 3rd. I was really happy with that, the roos who he was competing against were absolutely gorgeous! The hen and pullet both won 5th place, as well. Both Best and Reserve Continental were won by a pair of Faverolles. The Rooster (Champion) was from Tamsen and Karen Polley, and the hen (Reserve Champion) was from Bridget Riddle. 


And so, like every year, I went to the show expecting to take home TWO birds. Well, I ended up driving home with seven! My mom got a blue cochin for herself, I brought home 2 call ducks for my best friend, and I took home 2 hens and 2 cockerels from Tamsen and Karen Polley (They own the rooster who won Champion). Like I needed any more roos! But new blood for breeding is always good, AND one is a WHITE faverolle! He's not dominant white, (He's recessive, so bred to a Salmon faverolle, there should be Salmon chicks), but he is beautiful! ;D Just what I needed too, what with all these dark hens I have. 



ALSO 

HERES AN UPDATE ON THE TOULOUSE

They are courting! Breeding season is on it's way! :D







 

RAIN, SNOW OH NO!

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on December 30, 2010 at 4:21 PM Comments comments (1)

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Thats a video my mom took of the school farm this week. You cant see it well, but the entire pen was flooded to my knees! And inside the coop there was 2' of water. Poor babies, I had to take them all to my house, which was MUCH drier. The chickens were wet and unhappy in all the rain and snow, but the geese were having a great time. It's just like them. :roll:


I spent a week in Seattle with my sister for Christmas. It's her first year out of the house and they have a nice apartment. I left the birds with a pet sitter for the week, along with our horse and parrot. We took the dog and cat, and left the cat with my sister. He's a Maine Coon and was originally hers, so he really does love her more. Though I will miss him. 


When I got back, I was devastated to find that one of my young Faverolle pullets had disappeared! I didn't expect the pet sitter to have noticed, what with my current toll of 40+ adult birds and 10+ youngsters, but I looked and waited, and didn't see her. I cleaned the whole garage looking for her. The next day, I find a dead chicken. Luckily, not a favorite, but still a terrible loss. It was one of my bantam Columbian Rock hens, not the brooding mother, and Papa Roo's favorite hen. It had just rained, so there was no sign of tracks or what had done it, but it looked to be a Racoon. I've seen one down the street before, but he mainly hangs out in the vineyard at the end of the road. So, after moving all my birds in a terrible rain storm BEFORE going to Seattle, I now had to move all of my birds in a terrible blizzard afterwards. It was....Interesting. And cold. Very cold. But everyone is settled alright. I'm having trouble keeping roosters apart though in these conditions, and I might soon eat the Columbian Rocks if they aren't bought. Their getting feisty and attacking my poor gentle bantams. I had to separate both my Faverolle bantam roo, and their father, the bantam Columbian rock because they had been beaten up so much.


I'm selling my ducks today. I love them but I have too many birds. :) I hope their new owner enjoys them. I'll have more ducks in the spring hopefully. I am thinking of hatching some in late Jan. or February. 



Till next time, 

:'D -Sierra & Co

New Site!

Posted by Sierra Jorgensen on December 14, 2010 at 7:07 PM Comments comments (1)



Hey everyone! this is my new site and I'm really excited to be starting my third year of breeding my birds. I have a lot planned for 2011 and I'm bustling to get ready for the breeding season. All but a couple of the hens have stopped laying and finally some of the geese are grouping into trios. I'm going to build some grow-up pens this winter and another pond for the backyard. If anyone has any tips on that, I'd be happy to hear them. :D 






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