Fluffy goslings for the flock
I felt reluctant to order Chinese or African geese from a hatchery because I did not want to have undesirable traits that I would have to breed back out. I went with the plan of getting new bloodlines from Atwoods because they would not be totally different from my original flock of geese. A few days ago we checked out a few Atwoods in search of some goslings. I was hoping for about 12 in order to have quite a few females. We came to the Atwoods in Coweta and found 5. I did not want the expedition to be fruitless so I bought all of them. As we went home I began to bond with them. Once they were put out on the grass I found them to be friendly little things. I see some Chinese traits already - some are smaller than others - but I am hopeful that they will have what I am breeding for. I will talk about what I am breeding for later on but for now I will be talking about my five goslings. I am excited about them and would like to introduce them.
I recently decided to start naming my goslings after plants that were not trees or shrubs as an unofficial name. If I decided to keep them I would then name them after trees and shrubs. I still plan to have a few with ridiculous names like 'Justified Cuddles' and 'Greenie'. These five goslings all follow my plan to name them after plants. My sweetest is named Flax while the others are Tulip, Paintbrush, Sundew, and Dandelion. Flax likes to come up and say hi and cuddle every now and then while the others are not cuddly goslings. Tulip is pecky which means he should be the friendliest when they get older. Sundew and Dandelion both have bright yellow on them. That is why Dandelion has the name. Sundew seems to be the friendlier one of the two. Paintbrush is named after a small wildflower native to such states as Oklahoma and Texas. I decided to choose a colorful gosling for this name. Paintbrush looks similar to Tulip and I get them confused sometimes.
I always look forward to seeing how geese look when they grow up and how they sound and act. I have met the mean geese, the mastermind geese, and the unusually friendly geese. Since they are in a flock they are not as likely to be as close to me as other people's pet geese are. It is what I gave up when I decided to have a flock and not one or two geese. There are the benefits of having a flock though. Such as being able to hatch and keep goslings more often. Getting to meet all the different geese. Getting more eggs which means, well, more goslings. I have learned that goslings are one of the most loyal baby animals and easiest to tame. They are especially easy to tame when they are brought out on the grass and one sits with them for a nice, long time. Letting them sleep by you, letting them eat grass, and splash into their bowl which you were trying to keep clean.
The next post will be about what I am breeding for.
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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.