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Discussion in 'Geese' started by ameraucanacrazy, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Songster

    Feb 11, 2009
    I decided to get 17 hatchery choice geese from Ideal and was wondering if anyone has ordered from them before and if the geese are nice and have a good tempers. I am sssssssooooooo excited
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I am excited to hear and see what you get. [​IMG]

    17 [​IMG]
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    The Pilgrims I ordered had white bibs, white wing tips, and very few of the ones that weren't too grey or too white ended up being snow white (something you shouldn't breed into your flock) and solid grey (no face markings at all).

    Some of the Tufted Romans had tufts, but not many. Most of them were white birds of varying sizes that could have been mistaken for small Embdens, hatchery stock Embdens, or maybe-Romans.

    The American Buffs were really blotchy and had a lot of grey in them. They were extremely undersized.

    Personality-wise no one attacked me (but I didn't keep any beyond the six-month mark and through the breeding season). They were a little hissy, a little chatty, but I think part of it was that they could feel how disappointed I was in them and, honestly, it wasn't their fault.

    Those are the only breeds I ever ordered from Ideal. I didn't even break even on them when I sold them out as mixed breed geese: I had ordered 32 of each breed with the idea that I would cull down to the ones that looked the best. I never ordered from them again.

    With that being said, they were healthy birds, they were packaged well, and if you ignored what they were supposed to look like, they were pretty.
  4. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Songster

    Feb 11, 2009
    I am so sorry my computer shut down and I just got it back up. But I got them they moved the date to the 9th but they are okay and and are as cute as a button. I got one tufted roman and I think the rest are white Chinese. One question is there any breed of domesticated goose that the babies are solid yellow that are not white Chinese. I will post pics tomorrow.
  5. crazy goose lover

    crazy goose lover Chirping

    May 17, 2010
    Athens Illinois
    [​IMG]:pop waiting to see babies!
  6. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Songster

    Feb 11, 2009
    I will have the pics up tonight
  7. cracking up

    cracking up Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    I only have white Chinese but I think other white breeds would be yellow as babies. When we see pictures some people will know what you have right away. Congratulations on your new additions.

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