Pilgrim geese - male or female???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by TarHeelBlue, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 pilgrim geese that I hatched out- and thought they were both female. they both had lots of gray on them and now that they are really getting feathered, I am not sure. One is pretty solid grey, but the other seems to be developing white feathers instead of the grey ones "she " originally started growing. what do you guys think?? Do the males start out sorta gray and then turn white? (they are about 2 -3 months old.)[​IMG]
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a picture? The males will be mostly white w/some grey patches w/blue eyes while the females will have a lot more grey and patches of white w/brown eyes.
     
  3. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can take some. Both look as if they have dark eyes, not blue (unless it is really really deep blue. )
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Issac has blue eyes but they are verrrrrry dark. You have to look closely. I suspect you do have two females but pictures will help. [​IMG]
     
  5. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I think they are probably female also. would love to find them a boyfriend. Have to start looking for hatching eggs, I guess.

    thanks for the help
     
  6. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This my male pilgrim at 10 weeks old. Compare him to the color of yours.

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  7. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pics. I think mine are about 6-7 weeks old. I checked the one that is starting to tunn from gray to white and it looks like it has dark blue eyes compared to the other one. But it isn't all feathered out like yours which is really beautiful by the way. I'll keep you up on it's progress and get a pic ASAP
     
  8. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is him at 5 weeks old. They grow fast.

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  9. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a gander to me. Pretty boy! [​IMG]
     
  10. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, definitely a little gander. 100% sure!

    I had a little "Victor/Victoria" too -- looked EXACTLY like my definite female gosling Rose, and was much darker in the bill and down than my definite male gosling Jack. So, I called "her" Constance for 3 weeks, until I wasn't sure.

    Constance turned into a William.
     
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