Has anyone bred a White Gander to a Grey Goose? What were the results?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pete55, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Im trying to determine how the Pied gene is inherited in geese. Has anyone bred a White Gander to a Grey Goose and what colour were the offspring??? Even information on crosses would be useful, for example; Embden gander x Grey Toulouse Goose. Im afraid the only example which will not help is Pilgrims.

    Many thanks

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Haven't tried it, but I've got 6 with a blue father and a gray saddleback mother. Some are blue and some are well marked saddleback. Colors are various shades of gray from blue to a very dark charcoal. One has mossy feathers. Very pretty, but a serious fault for showing.

    Color patterns didn't mingle. It was either/or.

    You might possibly get sex linked goslings. ?
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen offspring of feral and free ranging geese that were from a gray parent and a white parent (I believe the parents were Toulouse and Embden). Surprisingly, they all either turned out all white, or mostly white with a small amount of gray.
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'd like to know too. Going to have a white gander over grey (as in cotton patch, not toulouse) goose. All my girls are different colors and I cannot figure out how to use the goose color calculator. [​IMG]
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input everybody - its appreciated. Im pretty sure I've seen the results myself with a White Embden Gander x Brown African Goose. The result was dilute grey males (looked almost blue) and white females.

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    Just need more mating results from other members so there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the Pied gene is sex-linked.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Ok little info on genetic....in all other birds i have bred...peafowl ,parakeets, cockatiels, and etc.

    to get pieds you need a white gene and also a pied gene...would think that would be the case with geese also.....plus pied to pied do not = 100 pied young. now birds split white will have a few white feather, but not like a pied
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Like to add one thing a white is a absent of color. so white just mask the color of the bird. like a white rock chicken, most are barred rock under the white. so that white goose could be grey, blue or another color under the white. when a white is mate to a color bird then their color could show up in their young.
     
  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your input Deerman - its appreciated [​IMG]

    It appears the Pied gene works a little differently in geese and may be sex-linked recessive. Just need more evidence from test matings to prove this.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Be real easy to find out. pied gander X non pied goose=all pied females non pied male......if its a true sex link
     
  10. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pete, I have a Brown Chinese gander who is madly in love with a Roman Tufted goose and vice versa. We got a very light grey almost blue offspring. I'll get pics tomorrow of the one gander we kept, tomorrow. He's actually quite nice looking.

    And he has his mother's tuft!

    Laurie
     

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