one of my pilgrim geese has one thigh bigger than the other

Dooks and Geebs

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ok so anyone with Pilgrim geese knows they have these adorable big thighs. I have 3 pilgrims, and one of my females has one thigh big and one thigh much smaller, I wonder if it's going to be a problem? They are 5 months old right now. Her bigger thigh (right side) doesnt seem much bigger than normal, but the little one is barely there. Otherwise she looks and acts just fine.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Can you share a picture? Is it the actual thigh bone? Or the paunch that hang down underneath. Some can have one, some two, some don't have any.
 

Dooks and Geebs

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Thank you so much, yes I think it's the "paunch" because I felt around and nothing seems different except the soft part that hangs down (didn't know I could call it paunch, that's cute) Great to know it's just something normal! My other 2 geese each have 2 paunches so I thought it was odd that this little girl only has one. It just looks funny, like a lop-sided butt.
 

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oldhenlikesdogs

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I think they are for fat storage. I know I had to ask about them last year with my first geese. I have a couple of lopsided geese too. :)
 

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