A female roman tufted gosling, to be exact. I was ordering some chicks from Ideal, and I just gave in. I've been wanting geese for a while now and I decided to go ahead and try them out. I wanted a female, since I didn't want any bad tempered ganders around come mating season next year, since I like to keep all my poultry (chickens and ducks) together. The roosters protect the ducks, I get food they can all eat, and it's just easier. I didn't want to risk a hormonal gander killing any of my other birds, which I heard happens. I picked roman tufted because they're comparatively small, and I've read that they have very sweet temperaments and are gentle. I hope that's true! She should be arriving the week of the 20th and I can't wait. Anyway, I've raised ducks for years now so I understand messy, and my experience with jumbo pekins showed me just how fast little birds can grow, so I'm ready for that too. Is there anything I should do differently for her than I would ducklings, or is it pretty much the same? Any tips for keeping the mess to a minimum?