I Need Your Opinion

Discussion in 'Geese' started by redev, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. redev

    redev Out Of The Brooder

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    Awhile back I bought 3 Holderead geese, a trio, to be made up of 2 geese and 1 gander. I was told I could exchange if it turned out otherwise. Well, I actually have 2 ganders and 1 goose and contacted sellers to exchange. This is the response:

    We would rather make the exchange after laying season so the stress doesn't interrupt our geese in laying.
    Wait until after laying season and we will throw in 1 or 2 goslings to make up for you missing the laying season.

    The goose I will be getting is 2 or 3 years old.
    Question: What do you think about this offer? Would taking a goose at this time likely effect their other geese in laying? Have they made a reasonable Offer? Would really appreciate replies.
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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  3. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see where bringing in a new goose to their property could cause a disturbance amongst the ones already there this time of year. I think their offer sounds pretty fair too, sexing goslings isn't 100% and getting an adult female and a couple of goslings in exchange for one male seems like a good deal, especially since their stock is so nice.
     
  4. newgoosegal

    newgoosegal Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with wildpeas. How long ago did you originally get the trio?
     
  5. redev

    redev Out Of The Brooder

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    I got them just a few months ago.
     
  6. redev

    redev Out Of The Brooder

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    Wildpeas, what I would be getting is 2 goslings in exchange for missing out on my goose's laying season
     
  7. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So they'll exchange a gander for a goose + a gosling. Doesn't sound bad, but you'll have to factor, what if the gosling turns out to be male, you'll then have 2 pairs & will need to set up a separate pen to avoid future fighting (or process a gander for dinner).

    The only down side is if you become attached to the gander you'll be trading in. [​IMG].
     
  8. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well then I am confused. In your first post you said that the goose you would be getting is 2 or 3 years old and their email said they would throw in a gosling or two. So would you be getting a goose and a gosling or two in exchange for your gander or just two goslings? Why would you be missing out on your goose's laying season? Do you mean the goose they are going to give you or the one you already have?
     
  9. redev

    redev Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased a trio just awhile back. It was supposed to be 2 geese and 1 gander. All three are about 3 years old. I was told if it turned out to be 2 ganders and 1 goose that I could exchange so I would have 2 geese/i gander. They couldn't sex them.

    Turns out I have 2 ganders and 1 goose, so I contacted seller to exchange one of the ganders for a goose, as they had promised.

    Now, they want me to wait until after the laying season to get my goose and give them back one of the ganders.

    If I will wait until AFTERr the laying season to make the exchange, they will give me one or two goslings to make up for causing me to miss the laying season.

    So the deal they have offered is actually 1 or 2 goslings in exchange for the laying season of the goose
     
  10. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I didn't realize the ones you had purchased were already grown.

    If they haven't outright refused to so the replacement now and you don't want to wait, then you should go ahead and do it. Would the new female still be wanting to lay after the move or would you be losing the breeding season with her anyway? I have not bought any adults so I don't know how that kind of thing affects them.
     

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