Guess the breed! 3 new goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Kerath, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Kerath

    Kerath Out Of The Brooder

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    We got three goslings from the feed store a couple weeks ago and (of course) they could give us almost no information about their breed. I know this store orders from Ideal Poultry, so that limits it a bit. Any suggestions would be SO appreciated.

    Gosling #1
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    Since she is all yellow and has a sort of dip at the top of her beak, we are almost certain this one is a white chinese.

    Gosling #2
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    Her beak and feet are pink. Has a very light saddle.

    Gosling #3
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    Beak is dark, but not solid brown. Feet are purple. Is much darker than #2.

    Here is a pic of all three from above handing out with our young pekins so you can see the difference in color:
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    I have to say I LOVE these little gals (no idea on sex yet, just hopeful for girls). I've had ducks for years, but these goslings are SO much smarter and sweeter. They come when I call then and follow me around the yard. #1 loves to crawl up in my lap and sleep. So sweet.

    Thanks again for any breed suggestions!
     
  2. acipolone

    acipolone Out Of The Brooder

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    Kerath's fiance here. Just wanted to add that #3 is kind of chompy. Pretty sure she would've swallowed my finger whole if it wasn't attached to my hand!

    They are really cool, though. A lot of personality, even at such a young age. And I love that they do that "goose pose" (body tilted down, neck out and parallel with ground) already.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    1. White Chinese

    2. Embden?

    3. Can't really tell
     
  4. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i kinda thought #2 looks like a saddleback pomeranian.
     
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  5. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think #2 is a female Embden. Saddlebacks typically have black marks on their bills and/or feet. For comparison, here is Henri, my (female) grey saddleback sebastopol as a youngster.[​IMG]
     
  6. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could number 3 be a BROWN chinese? Very random pattern but I can't see the beak to tell for sure.
     
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  7. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh i wasn't sure.
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    so adorable. i can't wait till mine come in march 1st.
    i ordered a buff american. and a saddleback from ideal
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    All I can say is I think i'm in love... [​IMG]


     
  9. Kerath

    Kerath Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is another pic. You may be able to get a better look at #3's beak here....

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    They were TOTALLY filthy when we brought them home from the feed store so their first stop was a warm bath in the sink!
     
  10. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Your babies are so cute! I can't wait for mine to hatch!!
     

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