Cackling Geese OMG! Im so excited!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by peachick, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    I was entered in my first poultry show this weekend.... my birds did pretty good, and I learned a lot. However, the highlight of the weekend was actually bringing home a pair of new geese. A guy in the parking lot had a pair of Cackling Geese. NEVER seen them or heard of them before.... but a few years ago I raised a clutch of Canadian geese and LOVED THEM. The Cackling geese are just a minature subspecies of the Canadian goose..... and ohhh so cute! They are only as big as my blue swedish ducks!!
    These two are pinioned, and I was told they used to free range on the guys pond.... after a while I'll let these guys out with my sebastopols.

    Also, I did get a permit certificate for Migratory Waterfowl. (for those of you that are wondering)

    For more information on this goose check out http://www.oceanwanderers.com/CAGO.Subspecies.html#cackling

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    see more photos of my new babies.... go to my flicker album http://www.flickr.com/photos/s1gnature/sets/72157608591070160/

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  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that is pretty neat i love the pari they are pretty
     
  3. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I have never heard of these-do they fly?
     
  4. sara

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    [​IMG] They are beautiful. I would love some of those. [​IMG]
     
  5. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    They must if they migrate-lol! What else did you show?
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    They are beautiful can't wait to see them in person hopefully ! The chicks are doing great how are yours?
     
  7. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    heehee just ran out to ck on them again...... they are sooo sweet!
    I tried tossing them some bread... they wanted nothing to do with it... but my other birds were happy to finish it!!

    Ummm yes banter..... migrate = flying LOLOLOL
    I did great in the show thanks for asking. I took 19 birds!!!
    I put photos and resuilts on my flickr album. 2 birds are missing from the album... my blue sumatra hen took 2nd and the cucko silkie cockerel took Best of Variety.

    Henry. the chicks are doing great. and the Wheaten Ameracaunas were a HIT at the show. I had people coming up to me constantly asking for birds.... of wich I have none available at this time. But they ALL won Best of Variety or Reserve!!

    I'll have to do more reading on the Cackling geese. the guy told me they dont breed until age 2.... :-(
     
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  8. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I love cacklers. I have a pair that I got a couple months ago from a breeder going out of business. Where did you get the permit? The breeder didnt send one with my birds, what would I contact to get one?
    My pair is from this spring and I love them. I named them Crissy and Craig. I searched all over and never really found much about them. Since they are a subspecies of the Canadas you can read about them and most of it would apply to the cacklers. Also Jan Hartemans site has some info on them. http://www.harteman.nl/omnibus/index.html

    Michael
     
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    showing poultry is a real eye opener... and I actually hauled some chickens to auction this weekend, which was a first for me, which was an eye opener ,too. What a cocophony!
     
  10. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    Quote:TY Michael. Nice to hear from somone else that has these!!!
    They guy that sold the geese handed me the "notice of transfer or sale of migratory waterfowl" with his permit number, address and signature.......... your fish and wildlife department should be able to issue you a permit number..... so that you can sell their offspring legally. I'll look into it for myself as well.
     

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