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GemStone Meadows
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What breed are these geese?

Post by GemStone Meadows » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:18 am

Does anyone know what breed the geese are? There's 4 grey and 4 white, 2 pairs of each (I'm told) and does anyone know what their prices might be? I'm thinking of doing a trade but they don't even know anything about the geese. Any tips on goose care would be very helpful as well. Pros and cons.
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Re: What breed are these geese?

Post by baronrenfrew » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:36 pm

A purebred Pilgrim goose is female brown and male white. They could be mixed with other breeds. Its hard to sex them by looks or temperament. Look on youtube (or books) on how to tell thw sex of a goose.

https://m.youtube.com/results?q=how%20t ... goose&sm=3

Price is based on supply/demand, breed, whether purebred or not, and age. If purebred price might also reflect bloodline (Holderread is a noted breeder) and if they meet the breed standard. Purebred pairs are typically $60-$100.
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Re: What breed are these geese?

Post by coonhound » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:11 pm

THe 2 greys look like commerical toulouse, the light brown one one the left looks like a buff. maybe one pure pomerian saddleback but she looks crossed up( too small ) there worth 20-30 each
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Re: What breed are these geese?

Post by windwalkingwolf » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:28 pm

Pros: If you can free range them, they are great lawn mowers and as long as there's grass on the ground, you really don't need to feed them anything else Goose eggs make amazing egg dishes and are great for baking, light and fluffy and the yolk tastes milder than chicken eggs.
Cons: if you free range, they will pick your laneway and door yard to poop all over. If you don't free range, they will turn their water into mud in two seconds flat, as seen in the picture above.
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