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    Pilgrim goose question on breeding & fertility

    I have a pair of Pilgrim geese, Issac & Lily. This is their second yr and early this spring...more like late winter actually, Lily laid about 24 eggs. I brought them in since it continued to freeze, turned them, checked for fertility on the first half dozen then gave Lily back 10 of the...
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    What possible Disease/toxin killing off Muscovy drakes only??

    I had a gal come to me yesterday wanting to know if I'd heard of any disease that would kill off all her Muscovy drakes. She lost her last drake (3yr old head drake ) yesterday. She said he had seemed fine the day before... caruncles looked a bit pale that morning and was dead when she got...
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    Silver .... no... Silverlilac....

    O.K. LOL..... I thought I had a Silver Muscovy drake. When I got him he was a beautiful light blue w/maybe a touch of cream here and there. Over time he has gotten .... browner? I thought I had a silver hen....not over time she has gotten ..... browner. Light brownish w/blue highlights...
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    Is it too late to get a Pilgrim gosling hatch? GOOD News!!!!

    This is my first full yr. with Pilgrims. I have one pair and my goose, Lily, set a clutch earlier but nothing came of it. She is now molting & I noticed my gander, Issac, is molting also. Is it going to be too late this year for Lily to set another clutch once her molt is finished? I've...
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    Where are my Goslings?!?

    Soooo, my first year w/Pilgrims and my Lilly is sitting well on about a dozen eggs. She's been very attentive only taking a quick break every day or so. I started the day count until hopeful hatch on the first day she sat FULL time. Today is day 32..... what is taking them so long? Lilly...
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    Could use some feedback on Muscovy Hybrid situation.

    I have a Scovy 'mule' drake, Panda, fm a surprise hatching last summer. I had planned on keeping him since he was such a cutie and figuring he wouldn't be adding to Scovy gene pool wouldn't cause to much of a problem. He does 'breed' the Scovy hen's every chance he gets and DH tells me that...
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    Graced w/pair of Scovy Mules... Lots of PIC's!!

    I was surprised ... and graced w/a pair of Scovy mules this summer. Odin being the Scovy drake and Willow (r.i.p.) a Blue Swedish buff X. Odin had left Willow alone as long as I had Jack, a feisty Call drake, who met his demise by a predator about 3 wks earlier & I hadn't seen him breeding...
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    It's what BOY's do!

    You can be pretty sure you have a Scovy draklet, if at only 1wk old it sticks out its little baby chest as far as it can, runs up to the BIG daddy drake, Odin, and "tells" him to "move it" that's "His puddle!"
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    Sooo is she a blue or lavender Muscovy??? PIC heavy

    Here are two of my newest Scovy girls fm early springs hatch. What would you call the lighter girls color? That brown shading is throwing me off & I'm wondering if that will molt out fm her juvenile feathering. And here's my pretty little chocolate pied! She's a onery one!
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    They say Scovies can climb..... (Pic)

    I had to share this..... ...using any means for escaping the bucket!
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    DH said Yes!!

    I just ordered a pair of Pilgrim goslings fm Metzer! I am soooooo excited! I've been wanting Pilgrims for a few years now & he finally said YES this morning. He said they can "join the Scovies & other ducks" now that we have Abbers to watch out for them. Shipping May 9th so it will...
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    Do any of your Calls ever brood?

    I have a little Call hen, Pepper, who has a nice little clutch of eggs going. What are my chances she will brood/hatch them out? Pepper is her mate and I've checked ... the eggs are fertile.
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    Brrrrrrrrrrr! We're talking COLD!

    It was a REAL temp. of -5.1 outside this a.m. Brrrrrr! Hope everyone's duckies living in cold winter climates are doing O.k. Just need to get through today and tonight and then we have a thaw coming in for the weekend.
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    Feathered Dragons exist! (PICS)

    He even Hisses!!!! Now he just needs a bit of flame to come out of his mouth and some smoke fm his nostrils.
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    Anyone train their Shelties as stockdogs?

    We have a 3.5yr old Sheltie, Abby, that we've had for only a few weeks. She's really taken an interest in "helping" me when I'm herding the Scovies and esp. when I am trying to separate out our big blue drake fm running our chocolate drake ragged. I was amazed at how well she did today...
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    Muscovy keepers - ALERT

    For those who haven't heard of the Muscovy ban .... link here: For the rest, ... I've listed a link on pg 76 to a blog reply fm Dr. Allen update 9/20/10. Dr. Allen has finalized his changes and they are due to be published soon...
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    That HARD decision. :(

    DH made the call to the vets today, I just couldn't. We made the decision to have our sweet Sheltie, Shelby Lynn, put down. Just a few more hours. She was diagnosed with CRF a month or so ago and no matter what we have done to help her feel better and keep her w/us for awhile longer...
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    What color/pattern are these Calls?

    I've been looking around and am a bit confused .... are these snowy Calls, silver or what? Also, does the dark head on the one indicate a drake? They are young and not quite feathered out fully. TKS!!!!
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    Choosing a Scovy drake - what do YOU look for?

    It's that time again and I've gotten it down to 3 drakes for next year but need to make it two. I'm keeping a big blue barred boy and need to rehome one of my 2 Chocloate whitehead boys, Dash & Dutch. I'm not talking SQ here but PQ as well as just a good all around Scovy drake. What are...
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    Say"Hello" to my new baby Calls! (PIC Heavy)

    Thanks to Amy,duck&chickencrazy, I came home w/more than I expected, 2 baby Calls. Thanks Amy!!!! They are sooooo Adorable! I also brought home Willow, blue swedish buff X, to be companion for my Daisy girl. They all get along wonderfully and Willow has taken on the mothering roll to...
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