Are these worth getting?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Little Farm Girl, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Little Farm Girl

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    Ok, so we are interested in buying these 10 geese for $200, they say there are 2 ganders, 7 girls, and 1 baby. We want them to breed, sell the goslings, and be “pets” as much as possible (except for breeding season and with babies of course). So pretty much have them for enjoyment and money. The cheapest other geese we’ve been able to find in our area are $10 for our bred goslings, from feed stores, but the breeds are unknown. Or $30 for embdem goslings, or $80 for Sebastopol goslings. What do you think we should do? Should we just try them, and if we don’t like the, sell them? How much do unknown adult geese go for regularly? We need help! 93DF188F-F0DE-4946-B143-D2CBA1DDA92C.jpeg 588171C8-6441-4F75-AA90-BD79E37FB06B.jpeg 5EF20EC9-AD51-4C33-8919-8B3758B56F1D.jpeg 753B4286-C2F5-420C-83FE-EEC1EDEE61D3.jpeg 469FC5F3-09D5-46BE-84F9-285D246268A9.jpeg 29B46549-BE34-4266-A269-1E94B20DF9CB.jpeg 53859C20-B4D7-42E5-A20C-D317F195F7ED.jpeg
     
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Why is there only one gosling?

    I personally would pick a breed and buy only some of the ten. I think I see a pair of pilgrims; that might do you nicely. Or invest in a sexed trio from a reputable hatchery. That way, you're not crossing breeds willy-nilly and then trying to sell mixed breed goslings.

    $20.00 is cheap for a goose, in my area.
     
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  3. Little Farm Girl

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    Got it, not sure about the one gosling. Thanks for your info!
     
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  4. Little Farm Girl

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    They have to be sold in a flock, she won’t separate them.
     
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  5. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

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    What area are you in? Mixed breed adult geese around my area would only sell for $10 each, assuming you can even find a buyer who wouldn't immediately kill them to eat.

    $200 can get you a lovely pair of goslings shipped from reputable place.
     
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  6. sylviethecochin

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    Iain Utah Crowing

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    Dave Holderread is perhaps the most respected waterfowl preservationist in the country, and was my first thought if I were to purchase a pair of goslings for $200.
     
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  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    $20 would be a little high for crossbred geese in my area as well. I'd pass on them personally. Spend the $200 on a nice purebred trio. Down the road you'll be able to get a better price for their offspring.


    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    --Benjamin Franklin--
     
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  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Agreed 100%
     
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