The african and chinese goose thread!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ruffledfeathers1234, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    All over or just his neck? My gander does this neck vibration thing. looks like it's shaking.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

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  3. I love the Pied african in the back in the last photo.
     
  4. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for liking my pics!

    8geese, I have thought of you before when looking at my pied Africans. The one in the back is a yearling goose. I think her markings are pretty cool, too. :D
     
  5. nikkers390

    nikkers390 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I lost a goose, she just didn't show up for lock down. [​IMG] The other geese were calling for her to no avail. It was dusk and I walked around and could find no sign of her.
    I let the Muscovies and geese forage on 2 fenced acres for a few hours each day. This was a larger 6 month old African goose. All the others were fine and accounted for. I have no idea what happened to her. The ducks are smaller and younger and 4 of the younger geese are smaller.
    Strangely, the remaining 2 larger geese have taken up guard duty and sound an alarm at whatever they perceive as danger and they have finally accepted the younger geese into their flock.
    My husband says I should not have gotten emotionally attached to the geese, but DARN! They are special.
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  6. :D what a pretty goose to be remembered by!
    She is identical to some of my 3 month olds. Which color was her mom and which was her dad? Im hoping some of mine are girls.
     
  7. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    She was a young juvenile when I got her last summer as part of the big rescue I did, so I have no idea who her parents are. [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your goose, I cannot imagine having them and not getting attached, What kind of preds do ya'll have? and could it have been a 2 legged pred?
     
  9. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Nikkers, very sorry to hear your goose went missing. Any chance she showed back up today?
     
  10. academy 81

    academy 81 New Egg

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    [​IMG] This is Jemima the white chinese goose, she is now about 6 months old and laying.
    [​IMG] Geese ( they never really all had a name, they all came when you called geese) are out of their pen eating snow last Febuary. One later got killed by a fox (we think).
    [​IMG] Geese got really lonely after her friend died so she spent a lot of time sitting next to the dog(on a chain) and helping daddy with the car.






    [​IMG] Here's Baby, we got him and another one to be with geese but the other one died. Baby got sick several times and then ended up with a wry neck. Here you can see he looks kind of rough. We later got rid of him. I now have Geese, Albert and Jemima.
     

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