Where to buy Pilgrim Geese!? McMurray and Holderread are out?

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  1. fordguy

    fordguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am down to one pilgrim goose and two ganders! Hopefully there is another source for Pilgrims? Thanks for the help!!!
     
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  2. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Holderread Pilgrims should be in full form this breeding season. I have a flock of 25 Pilgrims with bloodlines including Fred Farthing, Superior Farms, and Holderread's SQ stock (which was sold back to Ashbrook last year, so maybe technically I actually do have a little of Ashbrook's lines in my birds?). I have also collected a few birds from hatcheries and culled heavily, just to broaden the gene pool even more.

    I'll have hatching eggs and goslings for sale this spring. I also sell juvenile birds, yearlings, and will occasionally have adults available.

    I'm probably not the only one you can get Pilgrim geese from, but I am working on certainly being one of the options people have to get into these fantastic birds.
     
  3. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to steal your post but ive been looking for a breeder of pilgrims as well! I will definitly PM you in the spring!
     
  4. fordguy

    fordguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Omniskies, details please? went to your website, but no prices for hatchlings, no range of probable dates? How does one place an order? Or are you just selling juvenile/adult birds as listed onyour site? thanks!
     
  5. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have eggs available this spring as well. I've got a flock of 8 (3 ganders and 5 geese) from 3 different sources. Some are on their first year, and others on their second. Last year I sold my babies here locally, but this year I hope to sell hatching eggs as well. PM me if anyone's interested.... I'm thinking $8-10 per egg????
     
  6. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My website is woefully still missing a lot of information (and pictures - urgh). I'm slowly trying to get it all updated before the next hatching season.

    Currently I only have a few juveniles available for sale since geese are seasonal layers. Normally around December or January I start taking reserves on gosling pairs. In the past I've sold gosling pairs for $35. I was going to raise the price this year due to a lot of the SQ stock finally being breeding age, but with Holderread's flock gone I may try to keep it at $35.

    Hatching eggs are listed on the site:

    This year we are selling a limited number of Pilgrim eggs. These eggs are out of a well established flock of around two dozen birds with bloodlines that have been collected from all corners of America, including Holderread's show lines, Fred Farthing's show lines, and Superior Farm's show lines. Birds range from 1-6 years of age, with the majority being 2-4. Fertility will be checked before eggs are sent out, and extras will be sent out when possible due to how difficult goose eggs can be to hatch. Eggs are $9 apiece or $50 for a half dozen. These will be reliably available in early to mid March once Fertility has been tested.

    I will probably only be selling them discounted by the half dozen. But if the girls start laying out of control (here's hoping [​IMG] then I may offer a lower price per egg for orders of a dozen. I won't know how heavily they are laying until everyone is in full swing in March. Shipping will be actual shipping costs plus a couple of dollars to cover packaging. I'll try to keep it as low as possible.

    Just a warning for everyone: usually I hatch out my own goslings and sell them. By January I have most of my hatches sold through late April. This is the first year I have officially decided to sell hatching eggs instead of doing it by request here and there. I don't know whether I will be able to keep up with the demand. The sooner I can get your name on the reserve list the better. And, well, the sooner you get your eggs.

    I don't have any order forms. Just email me your name, questions, and what you want reserved, and I'll put you down on my list.

    And a second warning: I don't ship day-old birds. I can look into what it takes to ship day-old birds, but I've never done it in the past. You can reserve some for pick up (I travel around a lot, so we may be able to meet at a halfway point if it's a direction I plan on going).​
     
  7. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pmed you
     
  8. fordguy

    fordguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not see a PM from you?
     
  9. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ment to omniskies
     
  10. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just an update for anyone who is wanting Pilgrims this year: I am starting to take reserves now for the 2011 season. I have a BIN up in the "Other Birds" area of the BYC auction. If you have any questions about them, or about Pilgrims in general, feel free to ask [​IMG]
     

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