Trying to figure out age of canadian goose,need help please(pic added)

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chickenlady, May 31, 2008.

  1. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I have a baby goose, although it doesnt look like a baby because of it's size. He is still covered in yellowish/brownish down and has very few tail feathers starting to come in. The wings look like they have a few feathers on them as well. It is probably close to 5 pounds. To me, he looks huge but still resembles a baby. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. I will try to get pics when it stops raining. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2008
  2. Maybe around 4-5 weeks old. A pic would help.
     
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I will go get my camera now. Also, is there any difference between a wild canadian goose and a domestic one?

    Maybe around 4-5 weeks old.

    Thanks, they grow this big without feathering out in 4-5 weeks? I guess I am just used to chickens. lol.

    Edited to add pic of Oscar.

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    Last edited: May 31, 2008
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Songster

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    Quote:Put a diaper and a bonnett on him and you have a real life Baby Huey. [​IMG]
     
  5. I would say around 5-6 weeks old. Also, where did you find this gosling. It is illegal to take a gosling from the wild, especially a Canadian gosling.
     
  6. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Thanks for your age estimate. I work with state licensed rehabbers here and alot of people know that. I get things like this dropped off at my home all the time. Actually, this is my first goose, usually I get ducks and chickens. This little guy will be going to a facility later today. Thanks again.
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    i also say about 5-6 weeks old.
     

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