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what breed of goose is best as a pet and companion

Discussion in 'Geese' started by mychickenosa, May 23, 2016.

  1. mychickenosa

    mychickenosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i was wondering if someone could tell me what breed goose is best as a pet and companion and what i need to know before i get a gosling i have been looking it up, also what the best hatchery is to order it from?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Pomeranians are pretty docile.

    Have you raised waterfowl before?
     
  3. mychickenosa

    mychickenosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no i have never had geese only ducks
     
  4. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO Poms can be pretty salty. Buffs and Toulouse are good pets
     
  5. mychickenosa

    mychickenosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh really thanks someone is selling toulouse goslings down the road or i could order buffs what would be better?
     
  6. Toshtego

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    My most friendly and docile goose was a China Goose raised from a hatchling bought at a feed store. I kept her in the house with some Buff hatchlings until fully feathered. I used to carry her wrapped in a hankie in my bib overalls and kept her in bed with me at night. We were well bonded. She would follow me when in the yard. A good companion animal. Sadly, a neighbor's dog killed her.

    I have noticed that other people's China geese tend to be curious and will approach.

    My other geese are Buffs and Africans who are less friendly.
     
  7. mychickenosa

    mychickenosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww i am sorry for your loss i hope i have a bond like you did with yours
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sebastopols!!!! I've raised them for 10 years and I've had about every kind of geese years ago. I used to have a mixed flock of 85 of every kind of breed. And Sebastopols are my personal favorite, very sociable. As soon as they seem me coming up the road and turn into the driveway. They go running up the hill to the feeding pen looking for me. Begging for treats, they follow me everywhere. All I have to do is come into the yard and holler at them "Girls, Girls" and they go to honking and running to me. Of course most geese can be easily trained, I'm not saying that. But speaking personally Sebastopols are the most quiet and docile breed. Toulouse would be my second choice.
     
  9. mychickenosa

    mychickenosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww i have heard of them before i didn't know they could be that sweet? someone is selling toulouse gosling down the road for $12 dollars i don't know what would be better?
     
  10. mychickenosa

    mychickenosa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i have decided on a toulouse goose because there is one down the road for $12 there were some Sebastopols but they are in the next state over, so thank you to everyone who helped me decide but now i need to know what to do when i bring home my gosling, any ideas?
     

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