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Roman goose questions...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Goose finatic, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Goose finatic

    Goose finatic Just Hatched

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    what are the odds of a wild goose mating with a domestic goose cause more than once there has been one goose landing in my yard every other day[​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Wild geese can mate with domestic geese, yes. It happens often if a domestic is dumped at a pond or, in my case, if a breeder needs to offload crosses and doesn't tell you...

    Anyway, this is my hybrid, a buff American goose/Canada goose cross, sold to me as a pure buff American goose as a juvenile but as she grew it became apparent that was not the case. She has full flying abilities and I actually did have her sister, but she she flew off one day and best I can figure is that she joined up with a Canada goose flock.

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    You can tell that they're crosses though, you won't mistake them for a purebred. For instance, mine has cheek patches and the fine build of a Canada goose while having mostly the coloration of an American buff.
     

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