Traits: Artist's touch
Some of the goslings with the Artist's Touch trait also have orange on their beak. This trait has been passed along by one of my geese who has a white band. She also has passed on the same trait which she herself has. I refer to these white-banded goslings as 'Sweater Geese'. Not my idea but given by a family member.
I am not certain if this trait is common to other people. Sometimes, I do not realize a gosling has the Artist's Touch trait until he is a few days old. It may start as just a bit of orange lining the very end of the foot and then grow more visible as the gosling grows. Some will have more orange on one foot than on the other foot. One of my observations is that when a gosling has an unusual trait it usually is longer or larger on one side than the other. I do not know why it is like this but maybe I will know why one day.
I have never kept one of these goslings so I do not know how their feet look when they are full grown. I assume it could possibly stay gray and have orange on the edge or maybe it completely disappears and the feet turn the usual orange. Perhaps the colors reverse when the goose is full-grown?
This adorable trait was named in honor of my grandma's great talent.
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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.