Help id a couple of my geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by fastrnrik, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. fastrnrik

    fastrnrik Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 geese. 3 white Chinese, 2 that look like this fella, and a white/brown that I'm not sure of breed. This one is my favorite. We call him Biggun'. Am I correct that he is a Toulouse goose? We refer to him as a "he", but I have no idea what sex he is. If "he" lays eggs in the spring I guess I will have to call him "biggunia" LOL. In this picture he is almost in my lap for his daily petting and conversation. I don't know what he's saying, but he carries on like an old woman! What is cool was when we bought him from a local guy he was MEAN, but after spending time with him he is friendly as can be.
     
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    Here is a picture of the mystery goose. He is the white with brown head in the background. Any idea what he is?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    on the waters edge? maybe a mix? if so a better pic please. and yes the first pic is a Toulouse, I have one and she is awesome.
     
  4. fastrnrik

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    Yes, the one by the waters edge. Not the nosey, noisy, obnoxious busybody in the front of the picture LOL. I will try to get some better pics of him. Thank you.
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    First picture is a grey production toulouse, the other looks like a mix, but agree with Lydia about another closer picture needed.
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh not an easy one to give a definite ID on. Yes the first looks like a very healthy Production / Utility Toulouse [​IMG]

    From what I can see the mystery bird at the waters edge appears as a small to medium size breed. Impossible to say for sure what the parents are but appears as a splash pattern and I would guess its a Grey Splash pattern Gander. Possibly the result of a ?Pilgrim, ?Toulouse x ?small production Embden or ?White Smooth Sebastopol.

    Sadly without knowing the parentage thats the best educated guess I can give [​IMG]
     
  7. fastrnrik

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    Here are some more pictures from this morning. He doesn't like his picture taken and the phone doesn't zoom in :/ He's a nice laid back goose, doesn't make much noise, just kind of goes about his business. He came here with the toulouse with the angel wing in the last picture, so they hang around together, and they stick by the big toulouse. The bonded pair of Chinese stay to themselves, and the single Chinese male always stays with the pekin ducks. The other ducks are not aloud near them, the goose will chase them off. Maybe he's a snob, or a duck racist LOL I don't know. When they graze though, all the geese graze together as a group, even though the two Chinese males hate each other. It's funny to watch how they interact. Thanks again for the ID help.
     
  8. fastrnrik

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    And one more pic of my buddy "biggun" LOL
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Biggun is gorgeous, and all your geese are. I wish you could get a close up of the one your talking about though it sure is pretty from a distance.
     
  10. fastrnrik

    fastrnrik Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :) I'm going to get my camera and get some better pictures. The phone ain't cutting it, and these animals are a pain to try to get a picture of LOL.
     

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