What breed of geese are these?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Iain Utah, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2011
    Any idea what breed my geese are??


    Sorry if the pics are not great.....

  2. colster10000

    colster10000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2010
    ham lake
    a steinbacher or mabye Toulouse geese I used to have a few and some pilgrim geese too
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Lets see a better photo of the head.

    They look suspiciously like Steinbacher to me, but I don't know how anyone could possible have Steinbacher and not know what they've got.
  4. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2011
    Hmm... I really can see the resemblance to the steinbacher. I had originally thought toulouse, but holderread said it was unlikely as these guys are lighter weight and can fly. I sent them pics, and am waiting to hear back what they think.

    As for my not knowing, I acquired the geese with my horse property. The story is the geese were originally owned by previous homeowner, who passed away 2 years ago. He had a small breeding operation of all sorts of barnyard animals (specializing in mini driving horses). I was told that he had quite a large flock at one time. A lady down the street who helped the guy out before he passed continued to daily feed the geese in the winter, but the numbers dropped to three as of this past summer when I moved here. I lost one on Christmas day [​IMG] so I just have the two now. I want to build the flock back up, but thought it would be good to get the same breed, unless they are mutts....

    I'm off to take better face pics and will post in a little bit.

  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    I'm no expert, but they kinda look like greater white fronted geese, but that's a wild breed with stripes/splotches across their breast. Perhaps they're graylag geese, which is an ancestor to many domestic breeds. I believe graylag geese can fly, too.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  6. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2011
    Ok, much better pics! Sorry, for the 1st ones. I'm still getting the hang of my new camera and new subjects.

    Goose #1:


    Goose #2:


    Oh, and in case they are mutts (mutts are cool too), then I would try to get whatever best equivalent type for them.
  7. Chikn-Chik

    Chikn-Chik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Tellico Plains, TN
    They greatly resemble my African, Pomeranian crosses. Except my females have orange bills and my males have black. They don't have a splotched color.

    They are beautiful though!
  8. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    African and Toulouse cross
  9. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Rose, OK
    My first thought was an african or brown chinese crossed with a toulouse. But idk

    If they are muts you could really go with what ever you want. They won't mind if the other birds look just like them or not
  10. suzysducks

    suzysducks Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 26, 2010
    I think Spectrumranch has it called about right. Those last pictures are very nice with the blue sky, tractor and all![​IMG]

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