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Pilgrim Goose Temperament

Discussion in 'Geese' started by adrian, May 18, 2009.

  1. adrian

    adrian Songster

    May 12, 2009
    Regina, SK
    I have some pilgrim goose eggs that should hatch in early/mid June... I've heard they have great temperaments, but I wanted to know what everyone here thinks.

    Also, how are african geese?

  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    I think Pilgrim geese had the best temperment of all I have had. They are not very bold but not so docile or flightly as to panic if you raise your voice to them. My romans were more docile but very flighty. The goose would get off her nest and go hide while I was filling the feed dish or changing the water, she never did manage to hatch anything so the second year I put three of her eggs under the pilgrim who hatched them and 6 of her own. the Filgrim would hiss at me which brought the gander into the picture but she stayed tight on her nest
    Africans can be laid back when they reach massive size but mine were hell on wheels while they wer growing up (about 2 years). hope this helps some.
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Pilrims are very quiet calm geese. Africans it depends if they are pure Africans or Hatchery Africans which are actually Brown Chinese are very loud Pure Africans are in betwwen louder than Pilgrims but alot quieter than chinese.


  4. adrian

    adrian Songster

    May 12, 2009
    Regina, SK
    Thanks for your replies! My pilgrims are going to be pure-bred, and come from high-quality stock that were a part of the university's breeding program. The university does very well with their animals from what I hear. The breeder told me that they were very quiet and enjoyable. The Africans are also pure-bred, not sure about their bloodlines as much, but they will be raised with humans. I've heard of Africans being really docile and gentle, but we'll have to see.

    I'm particularly looking forward to pilgrims. Being sexually dimorphic is a great bonus. [​IMG]

    I'll be sure to post lots of pictures when they do hatch.
  5. GuineaFowlKepper

    GuineaFowlKepper In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2009
    Abbeville, AL
    my neighbor has a flock of about 20 pilgrim geese. In fact i was hoping to get the goslings this year [​IMG]! But his geese are very sweet, especially if yo uhave bread or vegetables. We take the kids from our church there to feed them al the time, and the kids love it! (so do the geese lol)

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