View Full Version : Geese interbreeding...
08-30-2011, 02:02 PM
I have a pair of Brown China geese... 6 years old. Next spring I would like to get a pair of American Blue geese and another pair of Dewlap geese. All goslings. When the goslings are old enough, they will all be out to pasture together... and bedded down at night (in a secure enclosure) together. Is there a chance they will interbreed? I'm hoping not... and don't think they will. But would like expert advise on this.
Thank you in advance.
08-30-2011, 04:45 PM
Sure they will.....at least they'll try.
08-31-2011, 03:39 PM
So I could have a China - Dewlap mix? Ohhhh that would be horrible.
08-31-2011, 03:41 PM
My imagination is too wild for that one. LOL
My imagination is too wild for that one. LOL
You might want to give it some serious thought. Depending on who does what to whom...someone could be seriously hurt.
09-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Get in touch if you decide on Blue Americans. I've got an exceptionally good 2 year old Blue gander who needs a home.
Nothing wrong with him. I had to take him to get the Pomeranian I wanted and I am only going to be raising Pomeranians. He was rehomed to me due to out-of-control neighborhood dog packs. No fault of the geese. He's a good flock leader, very alert, very protective, excellent with the goslings, and doesn't attack people, other than hissing at strangers (which is scary enough, because he is really big). I don't allow bad behavior, so he has nice manners.
I'm in Oregon so can't be too far from you. Not like we are across country from each other.
09-01-2011, 02:41 PM
Ohhhh... so Evy are you saying one gander could injure another gander though jealously? Or.. a large gander could injure the small China goose? Hummmm would hope they would all get along.
Oregon Swedes.... I would be interested in your American Blue, but I was planning to have a pair. Thought I would see about pairs from Holderreads next spring. We are not far from their farm... about 15 miles. I see you are in central Oregon... what part? We are in Willamette Valley, not far from Corvallis, OR.
I don't allow mis-behaved geese either. My China's are not mean... but do scream when someone new comes around. They have never attempted to rush anyone. The gander did bite me... once... but not since.
09-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Kymarose, I hope you will be coming to the Fall Swap at the Corvallis Fairgrounds on October 22. It would be nice to meet you.
I'm just north of Redmond.
09-02-2011, 01:24 PM
I usually don't go to swaps... but I will mark my calendar and plan to attend. It would be nice to meet you, too... and to see what is available with birds. I do love my silly birds.... and yes, (sorry Patrick and others) I tend to give them human personalities, they do have amazing personalities you know. At my age... whatever.... I'm not into breeding, just enjoy having them around. And... sorry to say... spending big-o-bucks o's on feed. :-( (Don't enjoy that part.)
quote: Ohhhh... so Evy are you saying one gander could injure another gander though jealously? Or.. a large gander could injure the small China goose? Hummmm would hope they would all get along.
Yes they can be injured fighting but I'd be more concerned with a heavy bird trying to breed a China & breaking her back. It happens even with ducks.
09-03-2011, 12:28 PM
(grin) If you are going to the swap, take lots of money. A bunch of people are taking chickens to sell, but there is also a cheesecake baker who sells cheesecakes in the most amazing flavors, a person who sell masks made of feathers, dried herbs, local honey, arts and crafts.
The last swap has the most gorgeous chicken print pot holders and tea cozies. There were kids (goat type), home made jam, brooders, coops, hand made jewelry, lots of goodies.
A bunch of us are doing an iris rhizome swap while we are there. I'm taking canary yellow tall bearded iris to swap for blues and whites. I'm selling fig trees, several people are selling herb plants.
But the best deal is that you get to meet some local poultry people. It's a mix of pet people, small flock owners, and serious breeders of exhibition poultry, and everyone is just as nice as can be.
There were turkeys last time, but I didn't notice anyone saying they are bringing ducks or geese. I raise ducks and geese, but don't take them to the swap unless someone has ordered them for pick up there.
09-03-2011, 01:09 PM
The swap sound like a fun place. Looking for good raw honey, too. The "homey man" I've used in the past is well into his 90's now... so need to find a new source.
I might bring the extra bantam rooster I have..... may just give them away. My bantie hens are mother machines.... and I always have a surplus of bantam roosters. They are mixed breeds.... as I don't keep them separated.
Looked up the swap on line... it sounds fun. Will bring my daughter.... she's not into birds, but would love the other items.
Thanks for the invite.
10-17-2012, 07:46 AM
If I am not mistaken they can do interbreed but for you to be sure you can seek a help from the vet so that they can give you an advice on what to do for the interbreed. It is better to be safe and consultation is not that hard so that you are comfortable to do this.
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11-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Oregon Swedes.... I would be interested in your American Blue, but I was planning to have a pair. Thought I would see about pairs from Holderreads next spring. We are not far from their farm... about 15 miles. I see you are in central Oregon... what part? We are in Willamette Valley, not far from Corvallis, OR. rip dvd (http://www.use4video.com/DVDRipper.html)
11-15-2012, 12:29 PM
" Oregon Swedes.... I would be interested in your American Blue, but I was planning to have a pair. Thought I would see about pairs from Holderreads next spring. We are not far from their farm... about 15 miles. I see you are in central Oregon... what part? We are in Willamette Valley, not far from Corvallis, OR." rip dvd ........
Hello... who is zackmillre091 re-posting my post of 9-1-2011?
12-01-2012, 07:44 PM
My experience with Holderreads was an expensive one and the adult Pilgrim Geese I bought and paid for shipping here to the Florida Panhandle are duds - Holderreads says . . . oh well . . .
I hope you have better luck.
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