What kind of gosling is this?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by adrian, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mother is definitely an embden (although apparently she is a cross; she is white, has blue eyes, is big, etc) -- father is unknown. The gosling has brown eyes.

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    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010
  2. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what it is! CUTE!!!!



    Sorry not much help huh... [​IMG]
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I vote african or brown chinese, based on that schnozz.
     
  4. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is super cute. [​IMG] The woman I got her from still can't believe she has brown eyes because she doesn't have any geese with brown eyes. BUT, the female who hatched her was mating with another male before she was purchased and brought onto the breeder's farm, and she was laying then, too. It's a mystery.
     
  5. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I've talked to some people and they think she's either a toulouse/embden cross of a pilgrim/embden cross. The question now is, can the sex be determined by coloring if it's a toulouse/embden cross? I've seen that cross on Youtube but they all looked more like typical embdens than this one. They seemed to have dark eyes, but had normal pink bills and more of the standard embden coloring, which this one does not have. I've had pilgrims before, and its coloring pattern reminds me of theirs; but too dark for a male, and too light for a female.

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    With flash, it looks different:

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    So, what is she/he? Boy, girl? Embden/toulouse, pilgrim/toulouse? Something else entirely?
     
  6. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but that is the definition of CUTE! [​IMG]
     
  7. jojo@rolling acres farm

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    That picture of the baby sleeping with its head down - does nothing but melt my heart!!!
     

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