Buying culls

Discussion in 'Geese' started by rainplace, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I drove down to Oregon this weekend and bought 10 culls, 5 females and 5 males, from Holderreads. I'm very happy!

    Here's a picture, I'll post more tomorrow.

  2. coptop89

    coptop89 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2010
    S.E. Iowa
    They look awesome...even for culls. I wouldn't expect anything less from Holderreads though. Let's see, looks like 4 Africans (Brown and Buff??), 3 Embden, and 2 Pomeranian with #10 being camera shy??? Can't wait to see more pics.
  3. Jenifer Kraus

    Jenifer Kraus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Really pretty, and so are the Buff Africans. Cool
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    They are nice healthy geese and ducks, and you MAY be surprised with a couple of "show offs" in the next generation. DH hasdeveloped a nice gene pool !
  5. Hillbilly_Curt

    Hillbilly_Curt Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2009
    Vancouver Island
    I would have to guess 5 africans there....look closely...
  6. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    why were they culls? whats wrong with them?
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    4 Africans
    2 Pomeranians
    1 lavender saddleback
    2 white smooth breasted sebastopols

    and oh noes... what the heck is number 10?

    They are culls for different reasons.

    One african is over done... she was hatched this year but looks like she's much older
    One african has a beak that doesn't sit together correctly, but on closer inspection it's due to an injury not a defect
    One african is under done
    Don't have my notes in front of me to comment on the 4th one

    Sebastopols, I'm guessing are "packing peanuts" i.e. he has more than he can sell
    Pomeranians have mismatched lobes

    4 of the 5 ducks in the picture were also part of the purchase

    Hillbilly, good eye! I hadn't noticed that before.

    Banter, I think I might [​IMG] though except for the Africans, my intent is just to let them breed however they would like and see what's for dinner... however, having never actually butchered a goose, I'm not exactly sure I can do it.

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