New babies... ID and advice.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Goosegrrl, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Goosegrrl

    Goosegrrl Songster

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    I picked up four goslings today. Just got them home an hour or so ago. I was looking for Pilgrims, and was told that there were 3, and one 'other'. I've been wanting Pilgrims for a while and had no luck in my area, so I jumped on them.
    Once I went to pick them up there appeared to be a pair of Pilgrims that have been down picked(and look a bit thin, but then... I've never seen a gosling sans down), and two oddballs, that are supposed to be a male and a female(I'm not holding my breath).
    First... what to do for the babies showing skin. No actual skin damage is evident, just naked of down.
    Second... I'm positive the smaller/lighter colored baby is a white Chinese, but the big one I'm not so confident about. Emden is my guess. It is just huge next to the other 3.
    I have them in the shower with the light on this evening because I felt they could really use some feed and water. Yeah, It's kind of a mess in no time at all of course.

    TIA.
     

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    Lord have mercy... the big one has got to be an embden... I've never seen anything grow so fast!
    I took a look and the embden is a boy... the white chinese appears to be a girl. So I guess I'll use them for a meat cross as I'm not keen on keeping lots of them around.
    My primary focus is the Pilgrims... and I'm hoping they turn out with decent color. I can't seem to find any available that aren't from hatchery stock unfortunately, and will be messaging a couple of breeders about pairs or trios next season. Good breeder stock seems shamefully hard to come by.
     
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