Park Bird: SOLVED! Juvenile Greater White-Fronted Goose **PICS**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    What is this gorgeous little Girl(?)?? She was at the park yesterday when i stopped by to visit and i cannot think of what she is! She looks like a teeny little goose or goose/duck thing, she's just adorable though.

    (in the back of my mind i am thinking shes a duck...and the breed has escaped me!)
    Wild of course, right?

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    See how small she is compared to the Swede & Pekin Mix behind her![​IMG]
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    Last edited: Oct 31, 2010
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Oh wow she is adorable! I want one. Can't wait for someone to come along and identify her breed/species.
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    She looks like a juvenile greater White-fronted goose.
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    She was alone and looked full grown/fully feathered... are they so small? Does the bill surface grow farther back with age?
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    oh wow she is tiny! I have no clue what she is but I want one! Looks like a goose to me though, and looks fully feathered/grown to me too.
     
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    She is fully feathered with the juvenile plumage. She will get much larger and the feathers will change into another pattern.
     
  7. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I thought greater White-fronted geese had bright orange feet and beaks? Will they change as she matures?
     
  8. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ohio
    The bill looks like a goose's bill.
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, it does look like a goose to me. Sometimes recently fledged juveniles are on the small side.
     

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