cotton patch geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by hollyk, May 18, 2009.

  1. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have cotton patch geese? I have been researching these as additions to our farm. We are focusing on heritage breeds. These geese were used to weed the cotton fields in the South- hence the name. I would like to know anyones experiences with these birds:D
     
  2. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    My Husband's Grandparents had them. My Husband said that the geese would clear the patch of grass in one day. I'm afraid he said he can't remember any details about them. I'm interested in this subject as well.

    Michelle
     
  3. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I would also like to have a few myself. From what I have read they are rare and very hard to come by. I have found some at Green Fire farms in FL. They were $200 a pair.
     
  4. KanakaNui

    KanakaNui Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been looking into them as well. I'm interested in all things Florida Cracker.

    I did find this address on the inter-webs

    Tom Walker
    278 Porter Road,
    Bastrop, Texas 78602

    email: [email protected]

    He's been hunting for them for a long time and is interested in antique poultry. You might give him a try.He may be the fella GreenFire got them from, not sure.

    Good Luck
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know Tom.
    You can read an article by Tom and see pics of his CPG here:
    http://www.freewebs.com/thewaterfowlplace/index.htm
    Click on the the tab on the top/right of the page that says "educational articles".
    Tom ships day old goslings for a very reasonable price
    or at least he was last year.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  6. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for all this info. I had seen green fire farms website. I would pay the 200.00/pair if that was a fair price. However, I would like to compare. I will check out the fellow in Texas. Being southern born & bred, I am excited about preserving something of our heritage.
     
  7. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Quote:Im right there with you.
     
  8. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I talked with Tom Walker via email today. He does sell goslings- at a price much less than 200/pair. Being in Texas, I can pick them up. We are close in Texas terms. About a 4 hour drive to his place. I am so excited. He won't have anything else available until Fall at the earliest. Which is fine, my husband has curtailed my livestock expansion until then anyway. It seems he thinks that we should have the barn finished and shelters in the paddocks BEFORE we buy more animals:confused:
    Thanks for the help!
    If anyone has owned these geese, I would love to hear your stories![​IMG]
     
  9. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Quote:i would love to hear stories too!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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