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Goosey Goosey Gander - all growing up - Photo Heavy

Discussion in 'Geese' started by MissPrissy, May 21, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    These are the geese I hatched.

    Anyone with a trained eye want to tell me what mix the 3 biggest ones are? They hatched April 2nd and are 7 weeks old and about the size of a medium sized dog. Maybe 8 - 9 pounds each for the 3 big ones.

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    I have no clue how to sex them.

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    This is one of my favorites. Very handsome Goose.

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    I love when they stretch out their necks to talk to us.

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    The two smallest are brown chinese mix from Cockadoodlemom.

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    They love when I come out and fill the pool with fresh water. They stand around shifting from foot to foot waiting for the hose to be turned off before climbing in.

    I have fallen in love with geese. Watching them grow from eggs in my incubator to hatchlings to goslings to mature geese has been probably one of the most thrilling experiences of my poultry raising life.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Didn't you just hatch them! My how fast they growup!
     
  3. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    [​IMG] WOW! did they grow fast or what? They are so beautiful! I will have to get you a picture of their mom~Goosey Lucy. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
     
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I can't believe how big they are already! [​IMG]
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    They might be a toulouse african mix. A way to sex them is by their voice. Males have a high pitched voice, while females have a low voice.
     
  6. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Wow! I want geese now!!! [​IMG] Of course my DH would shoot me [​IMG] They are simply gorgeous!!! Steph
     
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    My instinct was also Tolouse x African.

    But who knows. Either parent could also have been a hybrid.
     
  8. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How pretty!!! I'm liking my new geese. I love em but next time I want to raise them from little guys (Mine were two months old so they were big when I got them.) I love to see pictures of other peoples geese.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They quickly won me over. I am very partial to them. I wish we had a big pond for them to live near. For now the little wading pool has to work.
     
  10. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I need to get some photos of my ducklings and goslings. I have no idea how many I have any more. *lol* It's a zerg of waterfowl everytime I go out there.
     

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