what breed please?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Highlander, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I hatched this goose out of a "surprise" egg 3 months ago, can someone tell me what breed he/she is please? Is it too early to tell gender yet? Thanks!

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  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you get Pilgrim geese over there? Looks like he might be. Or is this from your sebbie eggs. Could be a smooth Seb if it is.
     
  3. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks just like my pilgrim gander. So I would say pilgrim.
     
  4. countrywifeandmomma

    countrywifeandmomma New Egg

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    This guy looks like a Pilgrim. My pilgrim gander looks like that and he is 3 months old also.
     
  5. Highlander

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    Quote:He was the mystery egg that I incubated along with the dud sebbies.
     
  6. Highlander

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    Pilgrim it is then! Thanks all.
     
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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say either a Pilgrim gander or a young Embden goose. Only time will tell [​IMG] If it feathers out completely white (after molting into it's adult feathers) then I would say Embden. Obviously, if it lays eggs it's not a Pilgrim gander! [​IMG]
     
  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I think it's a female 'Embden' and those residual grey feather should moult out. Usually these Embdens are more the type used as 'table' geese and fail to acquire the large size of the true exhibition Embdens.

    Of course the other members could be right and it may well be a male Pilgrim but the best way to identify is to sex the youngster though it does have a slightly 'feminine' head.

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  9. Highlander

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    Quote:Ooh well that's better news! I had resigned myself to having a gander and was about to start sourcing some female companionship for him.

    Would gosling pics help at all or do I just need to be patient and wait?

    Thanks again everyone.
     
  10. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    A gosling pic might help [​IMG] Have you thought about vent sexing to resolve the sexing issue?

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