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What kind of gosling???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by tia, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Hello - The person I got goose eggs from had Embden, Toulose, Chinese, African, Buff, Tufted Buff. She said they tend to mate with their own breed. [​IMG]

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    I got the eggs in state (Alaska) and out of 14 eggs I got this little guy. Only two were fertile. This might be a mix, but does this little guy look familiar as one of the types of geese I listed? He has a chunky little face. Thanks for helping me identify him/her.

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  2. pomnovice

    pomnovice Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say from the breeds you've listed, he'd be closest to an Embden, as yellow down often translate to white.
     
  3. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Thanks. He is a cute little guy.
     
  4. pomnovice

    pomnovice Out Of The Brooder

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    He is! If he develops a knob, he's a Chinese, by the way. I see there might be one forming.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    All yellow like that is almost definitely a white chinese. All the other breeds you've listed start with some grey down or in the case of the buffs, some light brown down, on their backs.
     
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  6. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Thanks! He doesn't know what to think of the ducklings I have him in the brooder with. They think he is a soft pillow and all want to cuddle up with him. He is a lot more mellow, but lets them know when he has had enough.[​IMG]
    He looks like their bright sunshine in this one.

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