Goosebaby

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I have a gosling that I initially thought was a buff, but I noticed he has blue eyes.

My two girls that are the possible moms are a Classic Roman and an American Buff. More than likely the Roman is the mom.

The possible dad’s are Leo and Parsnip, French Toulouse, and French Toulouse?
Leo is Parsnip’s dad. Parsnip’s mom was either a French Toulouse (who had white flight feathers) or an American Buff I used to have.

I’m just trying to figure out how out of two visually grey males I managed to get a gosling that has blue eyes and appears that it will be white.

I thought that for a goose or gander to be white with blue eyes it has to have double the dilute gene and the spotting gene, one from each parent, and if a goose or gander has only one copy of it it still makes them visually dilute, but not white....or grey.

Any ideas are appreciated because I am very confused.

First picture is the gosling, second picture is the dad(s)
 

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pozees2

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Let me preface this by saying I know nothing about goose genetics, but generally speaking, each parent may carry the same recessive gene, one copy, so it is not visible in either parent, but together the parents can produce offspring with two copies making it visible. Aa + Aa can produce AA, Aa, and aa.
 

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