2016 Gosling Hatch-a-long

Discussion in 'Geese' started by servpolice, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Serv you should do that! Maybe we could start a BYC cross breeding project
     
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  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Myself and another past person that used to be on Byc called Livinbrazil made a thread similar two years ago and it was about trying to create the Steinbacher goose by cross breeding.
    She hasn't been online for a while and I sold my flock.
    But I guess I can save for a pair of white Chinese?
    We'll see! Once I get my Chinese I'll make the thread! [​IMG]
     
  3. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also love like.. a spotted goose. Like the snowy owl pattern but on a goose. I know there are lots of mixed breed spotted geese but it would be great to have an actual breed with purpose and breed standards. Maybe a better egg laying goose also! Who knows... I'll be on your thread Serv! Make it a cross breeding thread so I could play too one day!
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that it would be hard to get a pure spotted geese.
    I know that a brown male with a white female would give spotted males so if you further breed you'll never know.
    But getting it as a snowy owl pattern would be beautiful but hard I'm guessing :/

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    I guess more spots it needs
     
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  5. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably, but I think you would breed with Pomeranians and Embdens mostly? It would be fun to try wouldn't it!

    Can't wait to see your buff Chinese! You could totally have a whole flock of them!
     
  6. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More spots but that is basically it. I'm a sucker for spots.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

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    Are you kidding I look at that platter and say is that Opie? no I am just kidding I really don't think I could eat a Muscovy. Tried Turduckin years ago wasn't too impressed.
     
  8. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I crossed my buff African with the white Chinese I only got buff females and the males were white with bits of buff here and there so I was wondering how to get buff males so then I crossed my giant Brown African gander with the buff Chinese and the goslings which were 3 goslings (all male) were the skinniest ganders I ever saw and all brown.
    So imagine crossing a male buff African with the buff Chinese I will get skinny buff males so that's how you create buff Chinese males ;)
    And then test the buff Chinese geese with eachother to see how it will turn out!
     
  9. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't eat Opie! Never eat your oldest or the main flock! Just eat the kids......... ( sounds terrible [​IMG]).
    Turduckin? Sounds familiar
     
  10. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey
     

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