2016 Gosling Hatch-a-long

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

  1. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are your Chinese sick? Chinese geese are the most fertile goose breed there is ;)
    How many Sebbies are you planning on hatching?
    Goodluck at the show!
     
  2. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are related... No biggy I eat and sell the eggs,and I was hoping to get atleast another female but I will set all of her eggs..
     
  3. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok that's understandable.
    Usually inbred geese don't survive after hatch which is natures way.
    But some do survive but are deformed some how.
    Goodluck!
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder who will get goslings first this year ;)
     
  5. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's false about inbred geese not surviving. It usually takes a few generations for problems to actually show up in birds. Even longer in cats and dogs!

    When do you get your white Chinese Serv?
     
  6. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i wasn't clear at all, your're right it takes a few generations.
    Geese that are brother and sister and mate with each other won't have deformed goslings but will have goslings that will get sick faster then others as i experienced.
    If the second batch of brother and sisters mate those goslings won't hatch properly and will be deformed.
    i don't think it's possible for the 3rd batch of brother and sister goslings to even mate? if they can and produce fertile offspring then i don't even want to see what the goslings turn out to look like :S

    Still looking for chinese females but i only keep seeing males but spring is close so i have to see some for sale soon!
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I gave up trying to hatch my chinese eggs they pip but never absorb the yolk so i sell eggs instead
     
  8. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not let the female sit on the eggs? They are either excellent or either very bad at brooding so if you have a excellent brooder you can have goslings
     
  9. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    She never went broody after her first year.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    Gosh I wish mine wouldn't.
     

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