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Tufted Roman?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by yoie, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I need some help. I got two goslings sent on Feb. 29th; one Grey Saddleback Pomeranian and one Tufted Roman. But as they are growing I am not sure the one is a Tufted Roman. She is twice the size of the Pomeranian and has no tuft. Do Romans grow faster than the Pomeranians? I got these two breeds for their small size, but the one is monsterous! I really need to get a better pic, her head is almost feathered in now and still no tuft. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have any updated pics? Mine were sent Feb 15, and my pair look just like yours. After I got in touch with ideal they told me they sometimes don't develop tufts until adults, but since mine have no sign of tufts they believe I recieved embdens, which would also explain why they are so BIG. I ordered them because they are supposed to be small too. [​IMG] They've issued a credit, but now I have to decide if I can deal with these big guys, or if I can bring myself to sell them and try again for the geese I wanted.
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  3. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    Julie those birds are 100% embdens.
     
  4. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT


    Sometimes tufted romans do not have a tuft, indeed. its is another strain of them....but if they were advertised as tufted romans then they should be. I raise and show them to standard and if you go to my webpage on the call duck page you will see them swimming in a V shape on the pond... My goslings hatch with HUGE tufts....as they should! they are tufted roman. Lol....but i cull the ones with small tufts. never get any with no tuft.
     
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! I was pretty sure they were, but since I haven't been around geese to compare them to I thought maybe they weren't as big as I thought. [​IMG]
     
  6. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I checked out your pics, and your Tufted Romans are [​IMG] Mine is now almost completely feathered in except the wing feathers and a few side feathers. It still has absolutely no tuft at all. I have a feeling I ended up with an Ebden too. I guess I should contact Ideal again and get some new pics of her. She is here to stay, she is my Mom's favorite and my DH calls her the ugly duckling. He has no idea that she is a goose [​IMG] Also is it normal for her to have a little wave to her feathers? The Pomeranian in nice and smooth, while this one looks a little messy?
     
  7. JulieNKC

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    [​IMG].
    Like this?
     
  8. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps


    Yes just like that!
     
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol, I asked the same thing a week ago. It's normal, I think. [​IMG]
     
  10. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I figured I should update and say that I sent new pics to Ideal. And they said that I definitely got an Embden by mistake. They are going to refund me since they sent the wrong breed. It happens, I just wish they had sent another breed of small goose by mistake. This one is going to be huge!
     

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