Pics of Embden goslings?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ThiefPouter06, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any pic of 3-5 week old embden? Could they be mostly grey?
     
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  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Hoping someone will help...
     
  3. sk990

    sk990 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a few at week 2 & post week 6, do you stil want to see?
     
  4. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes please.
     
  5. sk990

    sk990 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a video clip we shot around week 3 1/2. Hope this is helpful...

     
  6. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Nice and helpful. Would you think that the light beaked gosling in the middle of this pic looks very much the same?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. sk990

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    Sorry, I'm no expert in this area (not even close), totally new to geese... they all look the same through my untrained eyes.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Embden goslings, when hatched, look pretty much like any other gosling: grey and yellow. They don't always look like that, I hatched one that was totally yellow, like a leghorn chick [​IMG] But at 6 weeks, they still don't have very many feathers, so it is very possible that it was just an embden that was a grey baby [​IMG]

    Not to get your hopes up (or down? [​IMG]) but it seems like my geese (females) have lighter bills than the males....so that might be a cause?

    If you're up to trading, I've got 3 baby chinese or africans (don't know for sure) that I would love to trade you for some of those embdens! [​IMG]
     
  9. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So shelly you think its possible that the grey ones might molt in white and be Embden? If I end up with a bad male/female ratio I might need to trade. I want to vent sex them but what I read says they need to be calm and I dont think mine are tame enough to be calm when flipped over. I dont wan to stress them too much.
    Matt
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No, vent sexing should only be done when they are real little, like less than a week old. If you tried to do it now you'd probably hurt them. The ones that look grey will stay grey, the ones that look kind of white with grey baby fluff on them will probably molt out white.
     

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