how dicey buying geese can be for others too. I thought I was the only one. I though I had done enough research and could tell the difference between baby male and female Pilgrim geese. I didnt / dont believe its that hard. Well, now Im positive I can the difference and wont be screwed again. Or will I? I saw pictures of two males and one female 4 to 6 week old Pilgrim gees on Cragslist in Texas. One was DEFINITELY a female. Guy had 6 goslings. I made it PERFECTLY CLEAR in several e-mails we wanted a male and a female. I was ASSURED I would get a female. Guy couldnt figure out how to ship them so I drove 375 miles one way to pick them up. His wife, (he was working and not there. I knew this would be the case before I drove up), told my wife and me that the day before someone had come and bought a pair, (they knew we were coming for the female) but her husband was SURE the smaller of the bunch was a female too. (BS!) So why the emphasis on he was SURE the smaller one was a female TOO? Hummmm! SOOOOOOOOOO doubtfully (sure looked like a gander to me) I bought the small one (it was super friendly and I would have gotten it anyway) and the next friendless one, positively a gander. As I suspected we have two ganders and my trust in people has take yet another blow. What is wrong with people? Why cant they honor their word? The guy knew I was coming. He knew I want the female and yet he sold the only one he had after e-mailing back and forth with me for three days and promising us a female. This reminds me why I like animals sooooo much more than people. I can tell a snake when I see one and a dog will growl before biting but people will smile and pretend to be doing you a favor while doing you wrong.