Our Dewlap Goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pete55, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All

    Well we're all finished incubating for the year and are now running on our young Dewlap Toulouse to assess their quality. We've a trio from our Holderread line that we're very pleased with. At 10 weeks old they're already very big with excellent head development like their father. They're just starting to show early dewlap and keel development but appear to be our best goslings for this breeding season [​IMG]

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    Dewlux - our 8 year old Holderread gander (left) and father of our best goslings this year.

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    Duval - our best 2011 gosling and very large at 10 weeks old.

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    Dewel - our young 10 week old female.

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    Head study of our Holderread goslings at 10 weeks.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
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  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm a know-nothing so my opinion won't count for anything but I think they're gorgeous birds!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have to ask, Holderreads sent geese over to the uk? if yes that is amazing to me. and they are georgeous...
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I also just visited your BYC page, very beautiful place I can see why it would be hard to leave.
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Yes he was imported from Dave Holderread in 2003. He also exported Buff Africans into the UK.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  6. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW!!! They are beauties Pete, very nice indeed [​IMG]
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Those youngsters look really promising. Best luck with them.
     
  8. 3dogs

    3dogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those adults are really massive - and beautiful! My toulouse from Holderread's are only a year old and still growing. If they reach anywhere near the size of yours I will be very happy!
     
  9. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    We orderd buff africans from holdereads. We ordered one pair and 2 bargain assortment goslings and ended up with 2 pair! What do you do with 4 50ib geese??[​IMG]
     

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