Finally, got some geese and pictures. ALSO, WHAT TYPE OF GEESE ARE THEY?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by TheJadeChicken, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got some geese off a Craigslist ad. I was told one was a Toulouse, and the other he didn't know what it was. I was also told they were a pair. Any help would be great.

    P.S. They were an early Christmas present. And they have lovely attitudes. No hissing, except at the dogs.



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  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there both mixes
     
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  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Maybe a pair of Pilgrims? Is the white one bigger, and that's the one that hisses at the dog? Pilgrims are pretty easy to come by, and lots of people like them because they are sexable by color. I have never had them though- so just a guess.
    Congrats on your new family members!
     
  4. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I say hissing, but I am not sure. I just got them yesterday. My mother's small dog started chasing them. And it is the brown one that was hissing at them.
     
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    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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  6. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know. These 2 are confusing. I think they are mixes. I just don't know what types.

    And the White One has blueish/blackish spots. They are not really brown. Plus he/she has beautiful BLUE eyes. :)
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I want to say the grey is maybe an African/Embden cross due to the neck stripe. The pink legs and bill throw me on that one for sure.

    The white looks to be a 2nd or 3rd generation cross pulling more white than color.

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  8. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    What about the Brecon Buff? It has pinkish legs and pinkish bill.
     
  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Given how rare it is, doubtful a barnyard mix has that in it. We have a Sebbie who has pink toned bill and legs, it is not uncommon in some breeds, but is not widely dominant. It would be best to ask the person who you got them from what geese they have, but then again many dont know, or wrongly know what breeds they have in farm yard mixed flocks.
     
  10. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay. The guy didn't really know anything about Ducks or Geese. Yet he is a 4-H dad that is always at the fair with his daughter and wife. :/ And he was trying to make me feel stupid about ducks.

    I love them and they have wonderful attitudes. That is the important thing. I am still looking into getting full blooded Chinese Geese, my favorite breed, save for the Sebbies.
     
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