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White Goose with Blue eyes...what breed

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I went to the Jockey Lot...Flea Market, Car Boot Sale (depends on where you live) wink and saw a white goose with nice bright blue eyes, orange bill and feet, nice and clean. The money was burning a hole in my pocket but I came away without it. It was in with another white goose that was very vocal but this 1 sat quiet, I stuck my finger in and it just sort of looked at it like yup...a finger. I went back 3 times to look at it. So back to my question. What sort of goose was it. White with Blue eyes. I might go back tomorrow and see if it is still there. If so, do you all think I should get it. $25...a steal or a dooby

~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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post #2 of 15

thats a steal! and did it have a knob on its head or a smooth beak?

Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
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Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
" 1, 2, 3, 4 - MARINE CORPS!" Ok, I know five comes after four. At least it did before I was a Marine LOL
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post #3 of 15

Well I cant tell you for sure, there are numerous breeds of white geese (and they should have blue eyes). If It large and solid built Its  probably an Embden goose (meat bird) If its a sleeker build with a long neck with a knob (bump) on its face Its most likely a Chinese  goose. I wouldnt spend more then 25 $if your looking at getting a market bird.

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Here's another curse for you - may all your bacon burn.
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Originally Posted by Goat_Walker 

thats a steal! and did it have a knob on its head or a smooth beak?


Smooth beak...there were some with a knob on their beaks and while I was leaning over looking at the nice 1 with blue eyes these white knobbed nose geese were giving me hell, so was a HUGE African goose. Just looked at Metzers site, it looks like it was an Embden goose.


Edited by gofasterstripe - 10/9/10 at 12:32pm
~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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post #5 of 15

These are Chinese - with the knob

The front goose with small knob is a goose (girl) and the other two with huge knobs are ganders (boys)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk5/EquineFeatherz/Geese/DSC_0874.jpg

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"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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Originally Posted by HorseFeatherz NV 

These are Chinese - with the knob

The front goose with small knob is a goose (girl) and the other two with huge knobs are ganders (boys)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk5/EquineFeatherz/Geese/DSC_0874.jpg


Silly question ....did those geese eat all the grass, and will they eat grass down so that in the end its just mud. That is 1 of the reasons why the money is still in my pocket. When I went to pick up my drakes from Iamcuriositycat she had 2 geese and lots of grass

~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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post #7 of 15

Not a silly question - I don't have any grass cause I live in the desert.  We average 7 inches of rain a year.


My geese have to nibble on the few weeds that can grow with such little water.

But if you only have a small area - they will eat the grass up, they also dig holes, and you should have at least two - they are very social and need a friend.


Mine are mean to my ducks and chickens - so I recommend them being house apart - BUT there are people who have geese who live happily with ducks.

Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by HorseFeatherz NV 

Not a silly question - I don't have any grass cause I live in the desert.  We average 7 inches of rain a year.


My geese have to nibble on the few weeds that can grow with such little water.

But if you only have a small area - they will eat the grass up, they also dig holes, and you should have at least two - they are very social and need a friend.


Mine are mean to my ducks and chickens - so I recommend them being house apart - BUT there are people who have geese who live happily with ducks.


I noticed where you lived once I had sent my last question. They have about an acre of grass and he/she would be sharing with 6 ducks..the 5 babies are in a separate area.
I know they say to get 2 thats why Im undecided, I wanted to get 1 to start with and see how it goes.

~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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Well im going back to the flea market. WILL I or WONT I get the goose.....I dont know yet.

~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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post #10 of 15

Did you get it?

Owner of two wonderful geese and 6 hives of bees!
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above...
James 1:17
Jesus is the way the truth and the life...
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Owner of two wonderful geese and 6 hives of bees!
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above...
James 1:17
Jesus is the way the truth and the life...
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