Trio of geese what breed?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Anna6, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am thinking of getting a set up of a trio of geese but which breed do I want? I am not keeping them in particular for meat or eggs but I am not opposed to using them for that purpose. I have children, goats and chickens. I currently have a white Chinese gander and he is a good boy but loud. Do I want Pilgrim geese?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    This may help https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/618185/raising-geese-101
    I like them all but I do think Pilgrim are very nice too. and [​IMG]
     
  3. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why don´t you get a white chinese goose for your gander and get a pair of something else? I only have the quieter pilgrim-type here, and I really don´t think he´d be able to stand up to a chinese gander come breeding season. But you could separate the two breeds for the necessary time and everyone´d be happy. ?
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Haha yea some geese hate the way others honk so hard ,so they start fighting and if the chinese looses then he will be a lot quieter
     
  5. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I´m not too sure a pilgrim would wina fight over a chinese, though. And I meant 'quieter' in the way of calmer nature rather than the noise...but that´s true as well! [​IMG]
     
  6. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Haha yep , i wonder what it would be like if i introduced a bunch of pilgram geese into my flock !?! My most aggressive breed of goose is my romantuff cross embden gander ! He is very aggressive to other geese and my calmist is greylags
     
  7. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought about it but I think I want one gander and 2 geese. I love the colors of this one but I am not sure if it will have the right temperament for our family. The noise is not that big a deal. Also I would like to raise them from when they are small. George is great but a bit wild. We just recently acquired him. So in essence I like Chinese geese but I think I would like another breed to breed. I am very interested in heritage breeds. George might end up in the pot or rehome if he doesn't behave.
     
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  8. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, I see.Well it´d probably be best to re-home George first, then go looking for some gozzies. Although George could be good to use in rearing them, there´s not much point in hanging onto him if you don´t really want him. Also, you´ll enjoy them so much better. Some breeds of geese are easy to tell male and female at hatch, like the pilgrim. My pilgrim-types (they´re not actually pilgrims, but I can´t put a breed name to them) or at least, auto-sexing geese are very mild-natured. Here are some of my autos:[​IMG]
    The little girlie has the darker bill.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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