Friday, May 13, 2016

Our Newest Additions: Geese

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They've been hanging around for about a year (off & on) I'm not sure if they belong to anyone. This picture was taken in my back yard. They started out with 9 little goslings, they are now down to 5.

Geese are usually bred for their meat and specialty eggs. I once made a duck egg for my husband, not telling him what he was eating, he said he thought it tasted "funny", he wasn't a big fan.

I know that they are excellent lawn-mowers and great "watch-dogs"!

Can't tell a goose from a gander when they look so much alike? Don't feel bad either could I.  Check it out!



I'm trying to figure out what breed the white one is . It has a tuff of feathers on it's head. It's almost as if  he is wearing a hat. The Sebastopol breed is known for their curly feathers, but it doesn't have curly feathers on the body. I read that there are many crosses that have been created along the way and it is impossible to tell many apart.

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This picture was taken  in the ditch in front of our driveway. I guess they figure this is the perfect spot for a beginner swimmer. Recently they began to take them in the slow moving part of the creek to swim.

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