Christmas Geese and Appleyard Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MissPrissy, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here are some updated photos of my Geese and the Silver Appleyard Ducks.

    Some of the geese are about 22lbs now. Getting really close to dispatching time.

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  2. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    They are beautiful Miss P!!!!
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    They look great! The first pic...of the geese...the one closest to the camera...I want that one!! YUMMY fat goose! LOL Will you dispatch ALL the geese and ducks for the freezer!?
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    They are looking great! What kind of geese are those again? They look like a managable size to have around the yard while still growing a nice size bird for the freezer. I have a pasture that they would look great in!
     
  5. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your birds are beautiful!!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The geese are a mix - 8 embdens, 2 giant buff dewlap toulouse, 1 sebbie and my 3 mutts I first ever hatched.

    The 8 embdens are for Christmas goose.

    The 2 toulouse are my favs followed by the sebbie.

    I need to rehome the 3 mutts but so far my heart strings are tied a bit tight.

    just - that is an embden - those are over 20lbs each now. [​IMG]
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    How old are those embdems? I am wondering how much time it takes to get them to that size. I would love to try home fed goose.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The embdens are 25 weeks old. The toulouse are 23 weeks old and the male is bigger than the embdens. They are on pasture with Purina Flock Raiser and I am now feeding them out on some corn for a nice fatty goose for the Christmas table.
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    our three children requested goose for Christmas dinner next year. now i am convinced.

    now, just to figure out how many i want to do? might as well get a good sized gaggle....can eat them all year or sell them i guess!

    such beautiful birds, MissPrissy!
     
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I love my geese and ducks too. My DH calls them my posse because they all come running everytime I go towards the pasture. Your ducks are pretty, I may need to get some of those [​IMG]
     

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