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Discussion in 'Geese' started by GableBabble, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

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    So we bought this Goose at the flea market a couple of moths ago. She was supposed to be a African Grey ,I should have know better, but I think I just felt bad for the goose b/c she was in a really bad situation. She was still a gosling at the time of purchase. Anyway, A guy comes this morning to look at my daughter's Cochins and he saw Hannibal. He says she is illegal in TN. We could get in trouble for having a Canada Goose on our property as a pet.
    Has anyone ever heard of this? I did a google search but did not find anything but hunting laws.

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  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you needed to get a 3-186 form with the gosling and it needs to be marked by having it's right hind toe removed.

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  3. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

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    Thank you! Did a search for the form and found the info. [​IMG]
     
  4. hossfeathers

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    Not a certified poultry expert...but that's a Canadian Goose. Wild migratory animal, not domesticated.

    I don't know the laws in your area, sorry, but most likely, no, you're not allowed to keep as a pet.

    I think if the goose was not confined (ever, including at night) and was just living at your place, it would be okay, or atleast arguable.
     
  5. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually, it is Canada goose, NOT Canadian (that bird obviously wasn't hatched in Canada). laws in the area don't matter, it's a Federal Regulation (states can be more restrictive). Arguable....maybe (probably wouldn't win), but I wouldn't want the legal bills to fight it.

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  6. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

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    Just an update.

    Hubbie called his TWRA Buddie and we found out that if she had been in a pen we would have gotten in deep poo. He said fines and possibly jail time. We have to report who we bought her from and where and give her to them. Hubbie got the number and called the guy. He has yet to return the call to hubbie. I will miss her. As a side note I feel like a huge fool and jerk for not really looking at her before I bought her. I'm glad I got her out of that tiny cage that she could not even move in, but I did exactly what I am always thumbing my nose at others for. I did not act in a smart manner.
    Thank you Speceider for the fast response and help.

    hossfeathers, we were told your not allowed to have them on your property unless they land in a group and remain untouched. They have to be free to come and go as they please and should have no attachment to man.

    On a positive note, she will go where there are some like her. I was made to understand this happens alot so she will not be alone. Also she will be able to join a group.
     
  7. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel really sorry for you and Hannibal. [​IMG]

    Please don't be too hard on yourself, though. African Grey and Canadian goslings look very similar - it would probably take an expert to tell them apart.
     
  8. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does this differ from the one you buy from a breeder? Could this be a breeders bird?
     
  9. GableBabble

    GableBabble Ninja Chicken Herder

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    Please excuse me if I am totally wrong here...

    From my understanding these are in no way allowed to be bred by breeders. These are protected birds here in my area. We got off with a 25.00 fee and more information on the Canada Goose.
     
  10. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many people raise all the Canada and Cackling goose subspecies. You need to purchase them from a breeder. Obtain the 3-186 form to keep them. If you sell or dispose of them, you need a Fed Sales and Disposal permit and any State permit required. The birds also have to be marked, either with the right hind toe removed, pinioned, seamless band, or tatooed. Check the 50 CFR for details.

    Clint
     

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