Nene Geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Sweet Violet, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Sweet Violet

    Sweet Violet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone share with me your experiences with Nene and where in California I might buy a pair?
    Thank you,
    Naomi
     
  2. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you actually get nene geese outside of Hawaii? I grew up there and remember seeing them at Honolulu zoo and a few nature reserves, but thought they were endangered (of course this was a really long time ago) and incredibly rare. If they are available, I would LOVE to get some.
     
  3. Sweet Violet

    Sweet Violet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yes, I have seen a number of sites from the mainland talking about their Nene, but this was years ago. My hubby is from Oahu and we'd like to buy and hear from others about their experiences with them.
    Hopefully someone will clue us in! Aloha.
    Naomi
     
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    I have a pair of Nene Geese.. Mine should have babies this winter.. and know MANY other friends with them. Such nice little geese!

    Here is a picture of my pair..

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    I can try and locate a pair for you!
     
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I have never heard of those before, but man are they pretty.
     
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  6. Sweet Violet

    Sweet Violet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my goodness Ryan, Please put me on your gosling list for next spring. I would love them!
    aloha, Naomi
     
  7. Sweet Violet

    Sweet Violet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    I have never heard of those before, but man are they pretty.

    This is the world's rarest goose. It is believed that it once was common, with approximately 25,000 Hawaiian Goose living in Hawaiʻi when Captain James Cook arrived in 1778. However, hunting and introduced predators, such as Small Asian Mongooses, pigs, and cats, reduced the population to 30 birds by 1952. However, this species breeds well in captivity, and has been successfully re-introduced; in 2004, it was estimated that there were 800 birds in the wild, as well as 1000 in wildfowl collections and zoos.
    (I just copied that from Wikipedia)​
     
  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    I have 2 of those 1000 [​IMG] Hopefully I will have some next year! My other friend has 2 pair and another has 1 so between the 3 of us we should be able to make a pair of babies..
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I'd never seen or heard of those, but they are BEAUTIFUL!
     
  10. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone from the East Coast of USA have them? I would be scared to death to have some shipped from cali

    I live in PA
     
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