roman tufted or plain headed geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Willjg, May 14, 2008.

  1. Willjg

    Willjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there,

    Does anyone have experience with Roman Tufted or Roman plain headed geese?
    Am thinking of getting some small geese, something not as messy as the larger breeds and was curious about these.

    Thanks!

    Bill.
     
  2. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Bill, I have had the tufted variety and they are pretty nice geese. Not as noisy as some I've had.....never seemed aggressive. If you think you might want to try them I think you'd like them. [​IMG]
     
  3. Willjg

    Willjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! :)

    Wow, now you are making it harder to resist ordering some goslings!

    Bill.
     
  4. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I can offer you no resistance - geese are my weakness... [​IMG]
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have tufted. They are very nice geese and I find them to be great parents and very protective of their young. They're obviously small. I have some 2 month old Embdens which are nearly as big as them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Willjg

    Willjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the Emdens too!

    I miss having geese, I had to get rid of mine years ago because they were too messy...plus when they had babies and walked them up the street people would steal them, or some would try to run them over, made me so mad.

    (I had American Buff and Toulouse)

    I thought maybe a small breed goose would be easier, so I have been researching.

    Take Care!
    Bill.
     
  7. chickabella

    chickabella Out Of The Brooder

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    A little late to the discussion, but just wanted to plug the tufted romans as well. They're fairly quiet, and very sweet. Love them!
     
  8. tplummer

    tplummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have eggs for sale? I want some, but I do not want to order the minimums that they require at the hatcheries.
     
  9. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some Roman Tufted eggs off an old friend who is an Ebay seller. $6. for 3 eggs. It looks like I have definite fertility in 2 of the eggs. I just love the little tufts on their heads!

    Laurie
     
  10. jennifer@couplandtx.org

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I thought I had two roman's, but one turned out to be I think a Buff - she's beautiful either way, but no tuft. He has a tuft and is quite stately! They gibber to each other all the time, the roman is more constantly talking than the buff, but when she talks, she's serious-however, neither is loud albeit they are only 5 weeks old today. He loves love, and she does too but she's more shy, but he's also alpha. To my knowledge, they haven't learned to honk yet, and this I gotta hear!! You wil love love them-maybe next year I'll have eggs ;-) jennifer
     

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