I spotted a hybrid/crossbreed goose while on vacation!!

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by aldren90, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I was going to eat dinner at a restrauant on a lake. So we get there and I see a flock of typical pond ducks and then see a flock Canada geese! So I run over there and also see 3 snow geese with the Canada's. Then I see this cross/hybrid goose. The size of a Canada and had subtle cheek patches and a few splotchy feathers but it was white!! So I'm think either Canada x domestic or Canada x snow goose. I have a ton of pics!!
     
  2. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were also several of this years young, the obvious mix was paired with a female Canada ( I think) and the mix was male ( it was quite large ) and there looks to be one young Canada that may be white front x Canada.
     
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    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's all of the mixed pair.
     
  5. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the entire flock.
     
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    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White front mix?
     
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  8. mothergooz

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    Any pics of the Canada with the gray patch on his cheek????
     
  9. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the one that looks like a white front mix. I know it's a young goose but also looks like it has a white strip in front of its beak. It has a pink bill also. It the one behind the regular adult Canada the second from the last pic.
     
  10. Mark HSV-AL

    Mark HSV-AL Out Of The Brooder

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    I raised some hybrids that looked exactly like that about 20 years ago. The male was a Canada Goose that landed on our farm and mated up with my "show quality" White Embden goose. He did this by force and tried to kill her original Embden gander. All of the babies were infertile/mules but still very neat looking just the same especially when they would get up and fly around with the Canada Gander. Thanks for posting the pictures, brings back memories of birds I had forgotten about.
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