My Pilgrim Gander. Lots of PICS.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rosebud 18, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Mikey my pilgrim gander from the day I got him till today. I got him from Metzers.
    I hope I have these in the right order.
    He is the darker one at 2 days old
    [i[​IMG]mg]httAt 2 weeks.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62797_mikey_2.jpg
    At 3 weeks.
    p://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62797_ducks_008.jpg[/img]These are him at 4 weeks.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62797_ducks-4weeksold0180.jpg[​IMG][​IMG]And these are of him today at 2 months. He sure has grown since I got him and he sure is a handsome one. Such a friendly fellow to.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62797_mikey3.jpg[​IMG]
     
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  2. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but all of my pics. didn't post. This is Mikey at 2 days old.
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    At 2 months [​IMG]
    Here he is leading his flock of ducks. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute. So, he is the darker one?

    I'm STILL confused about the Pilgrim gender issue.

    It is said by various sources that the males have the pale beaks and to a lesser extent legs upon hatching, and are lighter in color.

    Well, my first definitely had the dark beak and legs and now is turning gray all over, with gray feathers starting to come in on the tail and a few other spots.

    Number 2 has me confused. "She" had the same beak and leg coloration as #1. "She" is exactly 7 days younger. "Her" down is starting to come in, and is much, much lighter in color -- to me, its hard to tell if its white or very pale gray. I'm not sure whether this one is male or female now -- been calling the gosling "her" from day one. "She" is now 16 days old.

    Number 3 had the lighter beak and legs, and was perhaps just a shade paler in the down than the first two, but not by much. I'm pretty sure at this point #3 is a male -- too young for new down just yet, as he is now 12 days old.

    Eventually, it will all come out in the wash. I got the eggs for #1 and #2 from an Ebay vendor that didn't do such a good job with packaging or cleanliness, so perhaps this person also wasn't completely forthright about these being pure Pilgrims. Who knows?

    Whatever they are, they're still fun and sweet little goslings, except for that nibbling on your flesh bit that really hurts!
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duplicate post -- computer gremlins? - deleted it.
     
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  6. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but I was wrong again, he is the lighter one. The darker one was a female but she only lived a few days. I'll get it right eventually.
     

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