Meet Lucy Goose - yes, not very original we know. She is a Sebastapol, and as darker Sebastapol chicks are usually female we guess that she's a girl. She won't get her white fluffy feathers until mid to late June. Sebastapol geese have unusual feathers - they do not contain a rigid quill, so they fall in curls and ringlets.
She was hatched by hand in early May and is just a few weeks old. She has grown from a single handful to a strapping young gosling. Very insistent on following us around throughout the day, flapping her tiny winglets, preening in the sun and nipping the dog's nose.