Question about Embden geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ChickieBooBoo, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I'm in the process of getting an embden gosling as a friend for my pilgrim, the lady selling them asked me this but I wasn't sure. I don't know anything about embdens. I told her I'd find out and get back to her.

    I'm curious and you may be able to tell me. Is it true that an embden goose can carry a silver gene and have black feathers on its tail and wings?​
     
  2. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Emdens are white with blue eyes, period
     
  3. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just to clarify. IAJEWEL is 100% correct for adult Embdens. Embden goslings will have light grayish patches on them, usually for a couple of months and sometimes longer. The adult though is solid white with blue eyes just as iajewel says.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Just to clarify. IAJEWEL is 100% correct for adult Embdens. Embden goslings will have light grayish patches on them, usually for a couple of months and sometimes longer. The adult though is solid white with blue eyes just as iajewel says.

    Beautiful blue eyes I might add, Love my Emden gander [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Young embden females will have grey feathers on their wings and backs until they go through their first molt. Adult embden females and adult males are pure white; young embden males should also be pure white with maybe a few spots of grey.
     
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