Saw this goose?/swan? and wondered what it is, anyone know?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mudhen, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    My DH and I ran away from home for a week. We decided to be irresponsible children and went to Disney World for Christmas.
    Just got back yesterday (back to reality [​IMG]).

    While we were there, I took pics of these swan(?) at the Animal Kingdom park, but couldn't find anyone to ID them.
    I was sure someone here would know. Any ideas?

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    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    No clue. Can't wait to see who ID's them.
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i have no idea but they sure are cool looking. Good for you for taking an escape from the world to go play. i have been hankering to do that for quite a while.
     
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Maybe this will help:

    The Northern Hemisphere species of swan have pure white plumage but the Southern Hemisphere species are mixed black and white. The Australian Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is completely black except for the white flight feathers on its wings; the babies of black swans are light grey in colour, and the South American Black-necked Swan has a black neck.

    The legs of swans are dark blackish grey, except for the two South American species, which have pink legs. Bill colour varies: the four subarctic species have black bills with varying amounts of yellow, and all the others are patterned red and black. The Mute Swan and Black-necked Swan have a lump at the base of the bill on the upper mandible.​
     
  5. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a black necked swan from south america.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Amazing. I've never seen a pic of one.
     
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Thank you BeckyLa!
    I know someone on BYC would know. They are definately South American Black-necked swans by that description!
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  8. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    I don't know how we ever survived before Google and Wikipedia!! [​IMG]
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    How true! [​IMG]
    I hadn't even thought of going to either, I just knew someone here would know! LOL!!
     
  10. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    They're black neck swans. Native to South America and not a cross between white swans and black swans.
     

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