So I have a pair of American Geese from unknown breeder. I was told when I bought them that the male was blue and female was lavender. They appeared to be those colors, so I thought nothing of it. This year I order several American blues & lavenders from Holderread's. The male is blue and the females lavender. All seemed normal until the baby girls molted into their adult feathers. They are, no question, a different color than my adult female. My only conclusion is that the original female wasn't lavender. The babies look like very, very light (also a dusty) Buff, but I assume that's the lavender coloration (it's Dave's birds so I trust his coloring over mine). The adult female is a deeper "greyer" color. If she was a ducks I've have to say she's silver. Does silver occur in geese? It's not dove grey or slate grey, it's a blue/grey. But not just blue. Any help is appreciated. When bred to the blue male it gave me half blue/half "new color". Thanks!