My dewlap just hatched out 6 babies! (Pics Added!)

DuckyBoys

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I was sure those eggs she was sitting on were a lost cause because she never developed ANY mating behavior at all, but guess what! 6 out of 9 eggs hatched.


One died while hatching, two never hatched, though they feel light so they must have been fertile, and 6 healthy goslings are scampering around in the barn right now!

What a cool surprise, especially after the horrible call season. These are not pure though, I am almost 100% sure they will all be buff/dewlap crosses because my only male dewlap was recovering from a bad leg during mating time. Two of them are light like buffs and the other four look like toulouse. I can't wait to see what they grow up into!

My camera is charging and I have a farm inspection trip tomorrow, so I will post pics tomorrow night when I get home. Hopefully it will still be light out.

 
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DuckyBoys

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Well, I got carried away with the pics - so I just updated almsot all of my gooses and the saxonies. I am still hatching a bunch of duckings too...but they run aroudn too much to get good pics fast...

ENJOY!



Pics of the new dewlaps/buffs!








Here are the 4 my buffs hatched out - I think they are like 3 or 4 weeks maybe?





Here are my Holderreads buffs - one died in a bucket accident...but these three are doing great:





Here are my saxonies - maybe 3 weeks? I dont' remember...and my one and only blue runner...






Here is my lavender goose and my pilgrim gander - those two are VERY sweet...

 

DuckyBoys

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11 Years
Apr 2, 2008
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6
171
Colorado
Thanks guys! I just went to check on everyne and the little ones are eating and drinking. Now I am just waiting on my mama call to hatch something...should be any day if they are still alive in there...not a good year with the calls at all.
 

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