I discovered a flock of geese several miles from my house in a pond at a local cemetery. There is definitely a pair of White Chinese geese, and another gander that I'm pretty sure is a Toulouse goose. However, the rest of the geese have proven to be sex linked. The ganders are white, and the geese are brown/grey with white on their wings and face. The patterns of white vary from goose to goose. I raised a few of their eggs from in my incubator, and ended up with four goslings. Three were light yellow, and one was a darker grey/green. All four matured and the white ones are ganders, and the dark one is a goose. I've done my research, and I think they are Pilgrim geese but it seems that they are somewhat hard to come by. I find it hard to believe that there is a large feral flock at this cemetery. Can anyone tell me if these are actually Pilgrim geese? I raised my goslings in 2009, and since then they original flock has continued to breed. All the offspring have followed the same sex-linked trend, except for one that one of it's parents was a White Chinese goose.
White Chinese pair
White Chinese x Pilgrim gander
Male (left) and his mate. Pilgrim geese?
My four goslings. Three males (white ones) and one female (dark).
White gander and his two dark geese. All dark goslings are females, and light ones are males.
Can anyone confirm for me that my suspicions are correct? If you'd like more pictures, let me know. I have plenty! Thanks!