What do baby Pilgrims look like?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by mommagoose, May 2, 2011.

  1. mommagoose

    mommagoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I hatched two baby Pilgrim Geese and they are obviously the same sex BUT which is it? The geese are gray with white edges( under wings and a little yellow on neck and tail. The beaks are spotted like freckles . Are these both males? I think so, too bad if they are. I have 4 more eggs in the incubator but the weather has been really rough and the eggs are not drying down as much as I like. The air cell looks like 3 weeks but they should be pipping in two days [​IMG]. I have removed the water from the incubator completely. The humidity in the house is 49% and we have flooding in the backyard. Hope the goslings do not pip and then drown from the humidity. What a rough weather year so far. The first two hatched goslings were from a different batch of 4 eggs. One egg was not fertile and the other stopped growing at 2 weeks. The babies are soo sweet but I need a couple of girls to go with them.
    Linda
     
  2. stano40

    stano40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like two males by the description. Female's would be more gray.

    bob
     
  3. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my baby pilgrims. The dark one is female and the lighter one is male.

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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If the air cells look like 3 weeks I wouldn't worry about it too much. I have some eggs in the bator that have air cells like a 1-2 week egg that have external pips on the shell.

    A picture would help but it's hard to tell when you only have one sex.
     
  5. Sean S.

    Sean S. Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, from up the highway in Sidney. Agree with you 100% on the terrible weather. Can't wait for the April showers (or rain storms in this years weather) to end. New to geese ourselves, we have 4 sebastopols, month and a half old.
    Blow up the raft again for Tuesday and Wednesday! Good luck with the eggs!
     
  6. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:anyone have pics of male and female embdens like this next to each other
     

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