Batch #033 was set on May 18, 2021 with a total of 6 eggs set. All 6 eggs that were set made it to lockdown which was June 13, 2021. 4 out of the 6 eggs went into lockdown. One of the 2 eggs that did not make it into lockdown appears to have developed but failed to continue.
The estimated day for hatch was June 17, 2021. Ribbon #192 and Prudent Cuddles #193 both hatched on June 18, 2021. Summer #194 hatched on June 19, 2021. Quiet #195 hatched on June 22, 2021. Both Summer and Quiet were slow. Summer was assisted and whether he needed help or not is unknown. Quiet was going to be assisted but was not ready so I left him alone and decided not to help despite how much time it took him to. Fortunately, this was a wise decision as Quiet hatched on his own. He is slower in learning to eat than the others but I have hope that he will and will grow into a healthy goose.
Dogbane and William are from Batch #032 which was set on May 11, 2021.
A total of nine eggs were set but only two eggs made it to lockdown on June 6, 2021. Fortunately, both of those eggs hatched.
Dogbane hatched first on June 11, 2021 so that he is #190.
William hatched two days later on June 13 so that he is #191.
I am assuming that Dogbane is a male while William is a female (unfortunately). Neither are sexed.
I had been waiting on two White Chinese goslings to arrive. They at last arrived on June 9. These two White Chinese goslings were from MetzerFarms hatchery where I got my 5 White Chinese female geese. I loved how all of my females turned out and really wanted to get my next group from MetzerFarms hatchery. So I did. These two are both males and will hopefully one day be two handsome white ganders. I hope for them to get along with the 5 white female geese so that there will be white goslings. I have been getting banded goslings from my white geese but no white goslings yet.
These two goslings are named Hawthorn #188 and Sycamore #189. They are already rather friendly and very energetic. I hope they will stay sweet as they grow.
They had no problems after being shipped from states away fortunately. They quickly started drinking and now they are eating.
Sycamore is more of a golden yellow in color with a rounder head while Hawthorn has a more square head and is a lighter yellow. Hawthorn is the more outgoing of the two but Sycamore gets in a pretty good mood when he is on an adventure outside and will get up in my business.
Before Beebalm hatched (the gosling with the obvious spot) I could only assume that perhaps there were spots. The previous goslings had spots sort of but they had gray hairs mixed with their yellow hairs making it hard to determine whether they were truly spotted or not. One other gosling in the batch with Beebalm may have had a solid hairs for his spot maybe at least in certain areas of his spot. His spot was smaller and not as obvious.
Solid hair spot trait - Beebalm & one other
Mixed hair spot trait - Previous goslings
I hope to learn what Beebalm's spot will look like when he matures.
Believed to be the offspring of Gray African Gander (all of my geese have Chinese in them) x White Chinese Goose
my name is Emily
I have twenty-eight geese. I hatch a bunch of goslings because I want a lot of people to have geese. I do not see them everywhere but I want to! The goslings are the sweetest baby birds I know! The adult males are proud and can be cranky but have their sweet moments while the females are shy and sweet all at the same time.