Willow's Flock currently has twenty-five members. Some of which I had already mentioned in goose entries but I figured it would be too much to make entires for each individual goose. I have a few of the original flock left and one of two gray Chinese. And I later on added five White Chinese geese to my flock.
My current geese:
From the original flock, acquired April 27, 2018:
Eastern Redbud - My favorite gander. He has his bad moods but tends to be the sweetest gander. He will come and stand in front of me and stare at me. He will even let me pick him up sometimes.
Baldcypress - Somewhat bigger than Eastern Redbud. Shy and proud he does not have much to do with me. He is also cowardly and usually does not get into serious fights with ganders or at least does not continue in one for a long time. He and Redbud are bonded.
Mockernut Hickory - A goose with a white band. She lays eggs that near or are 6 ounces which is rather large compared to the other geese' eggs. Because of that she passed it on to Black Tupelo. She brooded in the years 2019 and 2020.
Black Cherry - A shy gander. He also does not like to get into serious fights like Baldcypress but is much likely to fight than Baldcypress is. He has light brown eyes which I refer to as ash eyes.
Black Tupelo - Curious about all that is going on and likes to get into the fun of it and scream. Despite her being new she laid five ounce eggs. She is slow and does weird things for a goose.
Stansbury Cliffrose - The most responsive goose to me. She likes to scream. She also likes to sneak up behind me and chew on my hair and shirt.
Siberian Elm - Laid eggs young and well contributing many goslings to me and other people. She is shier than Cliffrose but will still come to me to eat out of my hand.
Gingko - One of the most unique geese of the entire flock. She adores goslings and will stand on the other side of the fence all day regardless of weather in her frenzy of gosling love therefore making me have to let her in. She laid in the beginning of the year and then later on out of season and then again.
Cinnamon - I kept Cinnamon because I had lost her mother Sassafras. She resembles Sassafras and sounds like her and acts similar to her.
Russian Olive - Similar in personality to Cinnamon. They sometimes still hang out together.
European Rowan - A proud gander who asserts power over the two younger ganders.
Ohio Buckeye - Despite being the biggest gander of the whole flock he is lower in the pecking order than Rowan. He has a bit of a dewlap. He is also quite shy but will still charge me and threaten me just like Baldcypress.
Green Ash - Likes to boss other geese around. Quite sweet to me.
Nutmeg Hickory - Very sweet. Likes to untie shoelaces. Unfortunately, she has always had runny eyes.
Southern Magnolia - One of the prettiest geese of the whole flock in my opinion - definitely the most beautiful of all the white geese. Likes to hang out with Japanese Zelkova.
Blue Jacaranda - One of the most obnoxious of the white geese.
American Snowbell - Second lovely of the white geese in my opinion.
Chickasaw Plum - One of the white geese.
Tulip Tree - One of the white geese.
Willow Crenshaw - Silly personality. She hatched with only one eye. This makes it hard for her sometimes especially when she is going up to bed and she loses sight of her friends. She sometimes does strange things. She is one of the smallest geese but is still bigger than Rocky Mountain Juniper.
Boxelder Maple - The smallest gander. His stripe is a lovely brown. He is proud but sweeter than the majority of the very proud gander.
Japanese Zelkova - Looking very lovely.
Brazilian Rosewood & Hawaiian Hibiscus - The youngest of the flock. They do brave but stupid things. And they are curious about all the things that are going on. Pretty obnoxious.
my name is Emily
I have a lot of geese. My goal is for geese to be everywhere. There are a few who can make the perfect guard goose. But most of them would be better as pets, weeders, and lords over all the other birds.