Hi, We have a female white mute swan that was gifted to us a few years ago. We are trying to purchase a male but no one will ship to California at the moment. Does anyone know where I can find a breeder within the state? I haven’t had much luck on the Internet. Thanks!
For many years, there was a breeder in California, but we believe he stopped breeding swans and has since retired. The reason no one ships to California is because California deems Mute Swans as invasive and basically, requires a permit, especially for breeding pairs. You may be grandfathered in for ownership, but if you import a swan or get an opposite gendered swan and produce cygnets, you will need to get a permit and register with Calif. Dept. Wildlife. You are much better letting your swan live among ducks, geese and wildlife and spare the paperwork. Swans can live by themselves with no problem. Even if you get another swan, there are no guarantees that they will accept each other and then you will need to find a home for the new swan. The Regal Swan