Breed??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Miss Beaky, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Miss Beaky

    Miss Beaky Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone identify my gosling?? [​IMG]
     
  2. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, well it could be a female Pilgrim or similar, or a normal toulouse, (also called production toulouse) or any of that type of grey goose. Is this the lone baby?

    Here´s a pic of some toulouse goslings in France that I found on the net.... see what you think....
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    What colour was the one that you lost? One thing that looks more like female Pilgrim is that she has dark feet. I imagine she´s stood quite tall because of being alone?
     
  3. Miss Beaky

    Miss Beaky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Very helpful and yes this is the lone baby. I can tell she misses the other one but she has been running around with all the other ducks today as normal. I really hope she is okay. The other gosling was identical to the one above. The gosling I have seems to be the same as the ones in the pic but as you say - with darker feet.
     
  4. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Generally, the goslings that come from the european geese (greylag) all look very similar, other than in colour. So it can be difficult to give a very accurate guess. It´s a bit easier once they become adult.
    Did you buy it in a feedstore? A breeder? What did you expect it to be? Just trying to narrow it down a bit....
     
  5. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Darker feet that turn orange slowly can also result of a chinese or African cross.
    But also in greylags
     

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