Is this a tufted Embden Gander?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Grassman 52, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    315
    3
    91
    Aug 2, 2012
    Ludlow Mass
    I have 6 Embden Geese one of the Ganders has always had a small area of feathers that are raised on the back of his head - My question is this a "tuft or a crest" or as I like to call it a "cowlick" [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hard to see in this picture - Center Gander
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    12,308
    170
    323
    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    yes that is a tuft
     
  3. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    315
    3
    91
    Aug 2, 2012
    Ludlow Mass
    If he is used as a breeder will the tuft be passed on? I think it gives him a little personality, he is the largest and dominate Gander - all others follow his lead.
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,456
    298
    236
    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    I am not too familiar with my geese just yet, but maybe that isn't an Embden, maybe its a tufted roman?
     
  5. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    315
    3
    91
    Aug 2, 2012
    Ludlow Mass
    This is my largest Gander at 6 months he has to be at least 15 to 16lbs - I thought Tufted Romans were smaller geese.
     
  6. 1MrsMagoo

    1MrsMagoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,318
    36
    173
    Jan 11, 2010
    St Tammany Parish LA
    Tufted Romans are a light class goose, meaning they are supposed to be smallish. If those are Toulouse in the photo with him, and they are around the same age, he is definitely Embden since Toulouse are a large class goose and he is larger than them.

    Nice looking geese and I love his "cowlick".
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by