Lessons from geese

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Lessons from geese

They are quiet and docile. Although they are much less aggressive than other breeds of geese, they can become protective of their newly hatched goslings.

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Pilgrims are also excellent grazers and very good foragers. They are very hardy birds with a strong urge to flock. Pilgrims are very successful at hatching and raising their own young. The Pilgrim makes a superior farm goose because of its quiet disposition, excellent natural parenting ability, and fast growth as much as 10 pounds in about 10 weeks.

Long thin necks should be avoided. Pilgrim bodies should be full and plump, with a smooth, keelless breast.

Lessons from geese

Each Pilgrim should have two rounded fatty lobes on the abdomen. Knobs on the beak are a sure sign of cross breeding. The production and exhibition forms of the Pilgrim are similar, unlike other forms of geese. Generally, the males weigh 14 pounds and the females weigh 13 pounds.

COLOR Mature ganders males are either pure white or mostly white with small amounts of light grey usually on their secondary feathers and rumps but covered by their primary wing feathers. Traces of color are sometimes found on their tails and wings but not desirable.

When selecting males for breeding, I prefer using ganders with light grey secondary feathers and rump but avoid using ganders with excessive gray.

The advantage of light grey secondary feathers is that light grey secondary feathers can visually identify Pilgrim ganders from other similar types of geese with pure white ganders. The gosling males are silvery yellow with light beaks see pictures below.

Adult geese females are mostly a pale gray, sometimes referred to as a soft dove gray not the darker, "harder" gray of the Toulouse. Female have varying amounts of white on their head and neck, which is associated with the sex-linked color.

Younger immature females can have a gray face that, as they age, develops white feathering starting at the beak and forming white 'spectacles' around the eyes. In breeding, care must be taken to keep the quantity of white reduced to the head only and off the neck area.

I do not favor white feathers scattered down the neck. Gosling females are olive gray with darker almost black bills. Bills and legs are orange in both sexes when mature, while the eyes are blue in ganders and dark brown in geese. These pictures demonstrate the color difference in male and female goslings.

Female in center surrounded by four males. Female on far right. In both pictures you can easily differentiate the one olive gray female gosling with her dark beak among the several shimmery silvery yellow male goslings with their light beaks.

You may also notice that the depth of color appears to change as your angle to the gosling changes. These goslings hatched the night before the larger picture was taken and the smaller picture was taken on the following day.

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Lessons from geese

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About two lessons per year. These pages were contributed by David Hoult BSc, PiS (retired). Mr Hoult supports a number of animal welfare groups, including: Compassion in world farming.

Nouns A noun is a word for a person, place, or thing. (You might like to think of nouns as "naming" words.) Everything we can see or talk about is represented by a word that names it.

Notes "LESSONS FROM GEESE" was transcribed from a speech given by Angeles Arrien at the Organizational Development Network and was based on the work of Milton benjaminpohle.com circulated to Outward Bound staff throughout the United States.

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