What am I?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by BlueDognChicks, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. BlueDognChicks

    BlueDognChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Six weeks old, if that helps...part of a Murray McMurray ornamental goose collection via Metzer, but we did have other geese in the order
     
  2. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird. I'm sorry that I can't help, but just today I saw someone else posting about ducks looking exactly like this one, and they didn't know what they were either. If you'd like, I could send you a link to their thread.
     
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  3. DuckPan

    DuckPan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. gardenfairy

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    The face fits, but Murray McMurray sells several different white goose breeds. Is that little cutie as white as she/he looks?

    My Embdens were also from Murray McMurray, and it took them quite a while to turn fully white. They were grey/yellow as goslings and kept some grey through their first or second molt. This is a picture of one (and a half) of my Embdens at about six weeks:

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    The Embdens are also extremely large goslings. Mine grew way faster than the Toulouses, which are still very decent sized birds.These were my Embden and Toulouse goslings at around four weeks:

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    I'd imagine if you had a mixed gosling assortment that included an Embden along with small breeds, it could be towering over quite a few of its flock mates. If that is the case, I'd most certainly vote Embden. That little darling is adorable regardless of breed!
     
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  5. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems so lanky to be an Embden. It may well be an Embden but it could be a Chinese. Not an expert on that though. It seems so white for an Embden that age. That is what makes me think Chinese. It also seems to walk very upright.
     
  6. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed. it´s leggy, has a long neck, smallish body in comparison, has an angled head, it´s very white...all points more to chinese.
     
  7. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that you say that about the head being angled, I would say with a fair amount of certainty it is a Chinese.
     
  8. BlueDognChicks

    BlueDognChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This one and it's brother/sister were all yellow as babies and all white as they get their new feathers. The buff geese are the biggest, then the pilgrims and tufted Romans and these guys. I did have brown Chinese and can't say these remind me of them. Any chance they could be non-tufted Romans? Not sure how the genetics of that breed work. In lieu of any information to the contrary, we are calling 'him' Sebastian. He is as sweet and lovely as he looks. Always one of the first to come over to say hi.

    The brown Chinese seemed kind of scatty, do the whites have quite a different personality?
     
  9. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    There seems to be quite a variation both in type and in personality, even within the same colour. Google images of chinese geese, both colours, and you´ll see quite a variety.
    They´re chinese, or chinese crosses, but as they came from a hatchery, they´ll be chinese, but the type that the hatchery produces. They´re not romans.
     
  10. BlueDognChicks

    BlueDognChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    If white Chinese, at 6 weeks, look as if someone has pressed their thumb into the top of their beak and left two small parallel ridges, then that is what they are. So much easier to ID goslings than chicks :)
     

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