Always wanted some pet geese and finally going to, which breed?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by cozyann88, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. cozyann88

    cozyann88 New Egg

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    Hello, I live on about 10 acres with a pond and I have a place set up for them. I want the geese purely as pets. I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old. I heard the calmest types of geese were pilgrim, buff , and Sebastopol. Can anyone tell me what the friendliest / most social breed would be? I want to raise them from babies and plan on spending a lot of time with them. I am getting two, Is this a good number? and should I get female and male?
     
  2. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off let me say hi. I raise several types of geese. The calmest of my geese would be the Sebbies then the buffs. I must say though I do have Africans that I can reach under the mom and check the eggs without problems. Since you do have children I would ge a Sebbie or a pilgrim, buff. Right now I have a Sebbie with 16 eggs, and many more in the bator.[​IMG]
     
  3. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say Africans! Get the true Africans though, hatchery "Africans" can be iffy since they are part Chinese. The closest thing to a pure African that is mass produced is the "Super African", if you go hatchery route.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had geese myself, but my neighbors have Toulouse geese from Cackle Hatchery and they're really sweet. [​IMG]
     
  5. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

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    Sebbies all of the WAY!!! IMO [​IMG] (since I have 8 of them [​IMG])
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    me, I love my Pomeranians, even in breeding season they don't attack

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