red brested geese?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by GoatMilker20, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. GoatMilker20

    GoatMilker20 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, ive been lurking reading posts before i open my big mouth anymore. i am embarassed about how much i disdnt know about pigmy geese so ive been reading a lot about them and learnig how to care for them. My wife goes to the libraery a lot and got me some good books on ducks.

    anywho im curios about red brested geese. do any of you have them and could give advise on breeding them? I called one guy I found on the intranet and he wanted 1300 bucks for one pair! Seemd crazy to me?

    Thanks
    Chris

    ps i find all the posts helpful and awesome. thanks for all the great info. someday I''ll take a typing class and get better at punchinmg these darn small keys!
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Chris,
    yep those pygmys are a super specialty bird, LOL Sure you know that by now. Also if you do a Goggle search on them, becareful, there is one site, sorry cant remember that has African Pygmy Geese as the heading, but it's nothing but trjans and viruses, watch what you open!!!

    That price is spot on on the red breasted though, they run on average $1000 pr, with the range being $800- $1500
    Have to admit, you have Great taste in birds.

    They are a Siberian bird, but do well in moderate climates too. Not really any different in care than any of the other migratory geese species. Biggest trick to them, is they need clean, clear , cool water.
    Hot, nasty, stagnate green water is a huge NO NO for them, they'll never breed and fair poorly in conditions like that. Being a goose though, they do spend most of their time on the ground, so massive amounts of water isnt needed, but nice if you have it.

    They're a beautiful bird, I say in the upper moderate level on care requirements, but next to the Pygmys (which are actually a duck not a goose) and brant geese, they are the most expensive ones out there.
     
  3. GoatMilker20

    GoatMilker20 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello boggy bottoms thank you for the info. i guess i need to start saving my pennies! Do you think i could hagle prices on birds like buying a used car or will it make people mad? i dont want to affend anyone.

    thanks for youre help. chris
     
  4. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people wont go down on there prices unless you buy several prs.
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's right

    Most have their price, they paid it when they bought theirs, so have the mind set of "if you dont like it, try to find them somewhere else then, I'll sell them to the next guy"
    Not much negotiation involved in bird trades, at least on species like these. They kinda have a "market price" and that's just what you are going to have to pay for them....stinks I know...keep an eye out, you can find them on occasion for that $800 ish range, pretty rare though, $1000 is about as low as you will see them normally
     
  6. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Yep, as stated, all species have their price range, and ya just gotta look around for the cheapest price.

    Yes you have a very good taste in birds.

    And don't feel embarresed about the questions you asked, you gotta learn somehow! And believe me, I've had mt share of questions I've felt dumb about.
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yep all of us were new at one time. The only way to learn is to ask questions, never feel bad about doing that
     

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