Embden Geese? The lady said...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by FlomatonsFlocks, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. FlomatonsFlocks

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    What breed, sex, 20190616_170032.jpg 20190616_170026.jpg and what can I use them for on my homestead? New to geese...
     
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  2. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    When you get tired of watching ChickenTV, you can switch channels and watch GeeseTV. Or you can just eat them, but I get more enjoyment from just watching them do their thing.
    :pop
     
  3. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

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    They are not pure embdens, but look like crosses. The mostly white looks like my embden/toulouse cross and the dark one looks more like an embden/african cross.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Both are crossbreds. They look young, maybe late last years hatch. My gut says they are both females just from these pics. But I wouldn't swear to it.

    They'd make good weed eaters, alarm bells, and egg producers "if female" on a homestead.
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    They actually look more like Pilgrim geese to me. If so, it's a pair: the white one is a gander and the darker one, a goose. More info on Pilgrims, a heritage breed, at The Livestock Conservancy.
     
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  6. FlomatonsFlocks

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    Thank you so much!
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Feather pattern and body shape is wrong for Pilgrims. They undoubtedly crossbreds.
     
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