Show quality geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by lecobb, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. lecobb

    lecobb Out Of The Brooder

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    Our state fair is coming up, and I think it could be fun to try showing our geese. I wouldn't want to put them through the stress of travelling and spending so much time away from home if they aren't show quality though.

    I'm not sure how much I believe it, but the man we bought our embdens from said that he bought them for $75 a gosling from show stock. He didn't elaborate on the pomeranians. We have a trio of each.

    These were casually snapped pictures. Are there certain angles that would be more helpful?

    Pomeranian gander (Johnny Cash) and embden hen (Stevie Nicks)
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    Embden gander (Elvis) and pomeranian hen (Reba)
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    Embden gander (Elvis) and hen (Stevie Nicks?) and pomeranian hen (Reba)
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  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I'm afraid can't be of much help as I'm unsure of the standards required in the USA for these breeds. However I think they're all lovely birds. From a personal point of view I love your male Pom. He looks a very nice Gander, very handsome. Why not take him to the show and see how he does. Enjoy yourself and best of luck. Pete [​IMG]
     
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  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An under belly view would be helpfull for the pomeranians they are supposed to only have one lobe on their paunch (the part that hangs dpwn at the rear. most geese have 2 lobes or lack a paunch entirely. Frankiy your Ebdems look small, If fully grown they should be bigger than the Pom. Is there any chance of entering them in a smaller local show. The judge could be a big help! Many breeders will not take their best birds to a fair the time length is too hard on the birds so you could have winners. Best of Luck!
     
  4. lecobb

    lecobb Out Of The Brooder

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    These guys are so hard to get pictures of!

    I may be looking at the wrong thing, but the pom gander has two equal lobes. One of the hens has a very tiny lobe on one side, and nearly touching the ground on the other. The other hen was somewhere in between.

    I think the embdens look small because the pomeranian gander is so huge. The pom hens are much smaller than everyone else. Some of the new pictures show the size difference better.

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  5. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't shown or judged in years. My suggestion would be that you get a Standard of Perfection to go by. That is what they will be measured by, and pictures don't really allow an effiecient wy of assessing a bird.

    GD- I'm impressed!

    Clint
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I say, go ahead and go and have a good time. I can't evaluate by the photos, but they are at least good enough that you don't have to be embarrassed to be seen with them.

    The basics on Pomeranians: single lobe, blue eyes, spot on the back should be roughly heart shaped. No white around the bill would be better, but white around the bill is so common that it is acceptable and doesn't stop a bird from being shown.
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:AT what? that I am not the idiot that the other board thinks I am? LOL
     
  8. lecobb

    lecobb Out Of The Brooder

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    I appreciate the opinions. I certainly know it's hard to judge by poor quality pictures.

    Speceider, since the primary purpose of these guys is cool pets, the Standard of Perfection isn't really in the cards right now. Unfortunately, $60 buys a lot of goose food. ;-)
     
  9. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    What color are the Embdens legs? They should be Orange not Pink. I cant tell for sure in the pics...
     

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