Would you take a look at my geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by r4eboxer, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I purchased what I was told were Pilgrims and I do indeed think they are. Toulouse look so much like pilgrims so I want to be sure what they are. Here they are. Is there anyway to tell if they are related other than hatching some eggs out to see if I get knobbed bills?


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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not Pete, (you might want to private message pete [PM]) but I don't think there is a way to really tell how closely related the geese are just by looking at them. They look good to me. Here is a pic of my female Pilgrim who I got from a hatchery.

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  3. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    scratch'n'peck :

    I'm not Pete, (you might want to private message pete [PM]) but I don't think there is a way to really tell how closely related the geese are just by looking at them. They look good to me. Here is a pic of my female Pilgrim who I got from a hatchery.

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    She is gorgeous and looks just like one of my females. I'm pretty sure mine are pilgrims. I am going to edit the op and pm pete. Thanks​
     
  4. grasspack

    grasspack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pilgrims to me. Do the males have blue eyes? I have 5 and they are wonderful creatures. I love them. Enjoy yours.
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Im pretty certain they are Pilgrims and a very nice group at that.

    The white markings on the face of the females gives away the fact they have a single Dilution gene, whereas the white males have a double dose. Females tend to be a slightly lighter grey colour than Toulouse (which lack a dilution gene)and also smaller.

    Unfortunately its difficult to prove if they're related or not.

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  6. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Quote:Yes they have the most amazing blue eyes. I have been enjoying them so much already!
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  7. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Quote:Thanks Pete, I wish I had the knowledge you have about water foul. I was looking at your Holderrad toulouse and he is just gorgeous. After seeing your gander I went on Holderrads (sp) site. I've got my eye on a few show quality buy I need to expand my pond if I am going to get them. Hubby said this summer he wants to add another acre pond to make it sort of a figure 8 if you can picture that. There will be a little island in the cross of the 8. Can't wait to add more waterfoul.
     
  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Thank you for your kind comments which are appreciated. Believe me I too have much to learn and had a recent steep learning curve with our Sebastopols. I thought ours were good but I've got much more work to do to get better feathering. Yes our Dewlap male is our pride and joy and wish I could get more from Holderread. I'm sure you wud love them. Your plan for an 8 shaped pond and island sound great. I wish you best of luck with your project. Pete [​IMG]
     

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