My new ( and first ! ) GOSLINGS! So, WHat do I have?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Goat_Walker, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I got these at a flea market where i sell my ducks, my first geese EVER!

    But what are they? WHen i first got them , they stumbled and had pale pink legs and beak. THe two yellow guys ( I think the breed name is the E one, lol ) are now healthy and orange, and Bernard ( the dark one ) is my favorite!!

    So what do I have? Bernard and Hopkins are at least 5 - 6 weeks while Lucy is smaller , no feathers comming in yet.

    Took these today :
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  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    no idea! All my geese I've had have been grown ups... missed out on any goslings. good luck!
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    my guess is White Chinese and (Brown Chinese or African)
     
  4. crazy goose lover

    crazy goose lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no idea what they are but they are certainly cute!
     
  5. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white ones could be Emdens. Whatever they turn out to be they are adorable!
     
  6. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    The dark one looks like a african or toulouse?
     
  7. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look to be embdens. chinese have different kind of beak
     
  8. sillysister74

    sillysister74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bernard looks like my goose babies and they are Toulouse. Jesse and Zerelda came to me all grown up, but they are Embdens. From baby pics I have been looking at, your cuties could be Embden's too. Ours are a laugh a minute. If you need entertainment sit in the yard for only a minute.
    All three you have are darlings!!!!
     
  9. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    chinese beaks don't get the lump until they're more grown.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It would be easier if you had close-ups of the face, the shape of the beaks will help determine what you have. I think the dark one is either a brown chinese or an african, the only way you'll know is after it's grown (by the size and carriage), and then you might not know. The white ones are probably embdens, but a head shot would be helpful to see the shape of the beak.
    ETA: My toulouse gosling is 6-8 weeks old (can't remember), and it's beak is completely yellow. It never was black like everyone else says they should be.
     
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