Nene geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chamoisee, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. chamoisee

    chamoisee Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible to find a source of Nene geese (a legal source)? I think these are just the cutest, most appealing birds I have ever seen. Is it possible to breed them in order to generate more birds to increase the native population on the Islands?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Rose-comb Ryan has Nene geese I'm pretty sure, and he could probably give you some ideas on where to get them.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, look into permits.

    Are Nene still on the endangered list?
     
  4. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Yes It is possible to legally obtain Nene,s . Yes they are a protected species. Wether you need a permit or not depends on where you live. If you get the birds inside the same state you live no permit is needed that I am aware of. At this time Hawaii doesnt want anymore. They are flourishing well now in many private collections. There are several people here in florida that raise them. They are very very nice as geese go in temperment even during breeding season. How easy it is for you to get them depends on what state you are in. Good luck in your quest.
     
  5. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Quote:Rose-comb Ryan has Nene geese I'm pretty sure, and he could probably give you some ideas on where to get them.

    Yes he does, They are great birds. My oldest pair was 2 this last year and layed THIRTEEN eggs! The first 12 were all infertile but for some reason she layed ONE egg in the middle of her pen and it was fertile. It didnt make any sense to me.. But we shall see what next year brings...
     
  6. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :thumbsupcall my uncle peter nardi i think he has some babys rigt now and if he asks who it is tell him james gave you his number 5089479216.
     
  7. dylan duck man

    dylan duck man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just bougt a pair of nenes yesterday they are buitiful
     
  8. Shannonmeans

    Shannonmeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dylan duck man- Where did you find your Nenes?
     

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