The bean or the tip of the beak in an orange beaked geese is not orange like the majority of the beak. On all orange beaked geese (embdens, toulouse, american buffs, pilgrims, white chinese, romans, and sebastopols) are described in Oscar Grow's book Modern Waterfowl Magagement and Breeding Guide as having beans that are "white flesh tinted, whitish flesh-colored, white flesh colored, whitish-flesh-colored, white flesh-colored, white, and whitish flesh-colored respectively. The pink tip you are seeing is the orange norm. I bred pommeranians for a number of years and my main breeding gander was a pink recessive bird while all the hens I had were orange dominant birds. I kept young hens fathered by him to breed back knowing that the daughter would carry the recessive and if passed along it would couple with the gander's and there would be pink beaked descendants. Those goslings who did not get the recessive from the mother developed orange beaks. Not once did I ever see the a beak go from orange to pink.
roboboy, I am so glad you are here to help us. My goslings are my first poms and I have a lot to learn. I am glad to hear that I can still use my orange beaked birds for breeding with pink birds. I am pretty sure there is a recessive since one of them is a great pink, unfortunately, I think that one is a goose. Do you know if the beak color is carried in the male or female?
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