Embden gosling feather colors?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by SergeantSniffle, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. SergeantSniffle

    SergeantSniffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have two goslings that I got from someone who claimed they were all embdens, they also said they had some buffs hatching later in the season. They're starting to get their feathers, and one is all white with white down, while the other has white down on the belly, buff colored down on top, and the first few feathers are buff colored. I was wondering if this is just like a phase, and they'll grow out of their miscolored feathers, or do I have a buff? I'll get pictures soon, thanks!
     
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  2. SergeantSniffle

    SergeantSniffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. capper2013

    capper2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    embdens are generally all white.
    saying that, young geese can have the odd dark feather.
    i have only ever seen the dark feathers on female geese and it has only ever been one or two feathers rather than a lot of them.
    they have always been in the larger wing and tail feathers and have looked black.
    they disappear after their first moulting at around a year old and don't return.
    moulting time is rather fun, the land looks like someone has ripped open a feather pillow and thrown the contents everywhere. we spend ages going round collecting them up, yet i have never found any of the black ones once they fall out.
     
  4. mickeymushroom

    mickeymushroom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Embdens. Yes... it's just a phase. They are just feathering out at different paces.
     
  5. Tenrec

    Tenrec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure that one getting the buff feathers is a buff...she's cute.
     
  6. SergeantSniffle

    SergeantSniffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually I think I do have a buff. Here's pictures from yesterday. IMG_1788.JPG IMG_1793.JPG IMG_1889.JPG
     
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  7. mickeymushroom

    mickeymushroom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Mona my baby embden 13087636_10208263924092361_8304405993717246395_n.jpg


    Wow... you might just be right about the buff!
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

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  9. Tenrec

    Tenrec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Extremely precious picture of those two sleeping together.

    That is undoubtedly a buff. My little buff dewlap is getting her feathers and progressing just the same.
     
  10. SergeantSniffle

    SergeantSniffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMG_1958.JPG Haha yeah, they're really cuddly little geese, well they're not very little anymore ;) their feet are getting enormous
     
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