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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:07 pm 
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Hi All, several of my geese have quite large rudders. I have no idea of their breeds. I have noticed only one (of seven) has the rudder dead center, the rest are right against the left or right leg. I'm curious what is going on should I be worried? They are from 8mts to 2yrs old. Cheers Phalara.


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When you say rudder do you mean the pauch - have a look at this link - http://tribeofhonk.backyardpoultry.com/Toulouse.html is it the skin inbetween the legs?

Often older females when they have been laying for a few seasons will have a very pronounced pauch - sometimes going to the extent it drags, but after laying season it seems to tighten up again.

Toulouse often have a raterh pronounced one. Different breeds have it to different extents, and X breeds can have it in any style. Usually the ganders only have it on one side - or have a dividing line with it on both sides.

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Hi Honk yes thats exactly what I mean. I have some gray and white ones and some white with a little gray (with the rudder). The skin feathers are quite low, some are decidedly one side actually rubs on the leg. one has what could be a double, one side a lot deeper than the other. looks lopsided. Cheers Phalara


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I am so glad you asked about this, Phalara. I had been wondering precisely the same thing with my geese (goose). I love what you called it... "rudder". A perfect way to describe it ! :D


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Hi Green Willow I'm having a real ball with my "babies". I'm learning fast, can't wait for them to become parents. Cheers Phalara


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hahaha

we always called it

"Baggy Britches"

we have 3 pure pilgrims who are much more pronounced than their half bred friends....noticed just recently they are starting to get a lot bigger
after shrinking after breeding season finished

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Hi Heidi, I love your description. I'm finding it exciting this will be my first year as a mummy. I don't know yet how many girls I have and how many boys. I just have to wait until they start doing girl and boy things :o . Cheers Phalara


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