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So baby African Gosling is an "Ugly Duckling.....at least to the Shetlands....

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    Well, the  Shetland goose hatched one egg,( she  sat on  some of the  yearlings eggs and  they were duds). I hatched 3 out, and one African (long story; lost power 4 times). So I gave the   babies I hatched 2 a day to the  mama, her sister and mates. Everything seemed ok, they took the first babies in right away. Today I added the other 2 babies, including the  lone African. .......herein,  may lie the  problem. I sat and  watched.  The two gandars pretty much ignored the  shetland  (after all it  looks like the other 3 babies), but nipped at the African  a couple times.... not an all out attack... but I got the feeling..." you have the  wrong color feed and  beak, and  are  kinda dark' ....and I hate to  lose it to  mean  foster dads.... So I  got  auntie and  the gandars outside the house, as the  mama, seemed more nurturing to the  babies and not attacking .... Maybe if she accepts  them all, and the gandars  will if they are separated by the  wire door..., if not...., 

 Maybe, I  could maybe take it and  one other out and  raise them for a while together...

   Or the  African who is  sitting on  3 eggs .....But the  baby is  so  small, one foot in the  wrong  place and  'squash'....

    Going to  check again before dark. Make sure it hasn't be attacked by  mom or  ostracised.....


Edited by mominoz - 4/25/16 at 12:14pm
Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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He  was adopted and  doing well... with  his  mom.

Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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