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White patch on forehead

Postby Thatdudewhoduckhunts » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:48 pm

This past weekend my brother and I got to have the time of our lives and kill geese with someone I hope to be friends with for a good long while.

When I was cleaning them, I noticed one of the birds had a white bar on its forehead. It was similar in size to the little geese we shot that day, but it had that white strip. Is that bird anything special, or is it just a marking that goose had?
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby dsm16428 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:46 pm

That's called a "grey brow" usually, but not always indicative of an older bird...any pics?
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby Thatdudewhoduckhunts » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:57 pm

dsm16428 wrote:That's called a "grey brow" usually, but not always indicative of an older bird...any pics?



Unfortunately I don't have any pictures.
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby shootable Goose » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:48 pm

Did it look like this? I killed this one last season. First I had ever seen but I've heard of others who have shot similar ones.
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby Thatdudewhoduckhunts » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:51 pm

Yes! Exactly like that!
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby shootable Goose » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:59 pm

Thatdudewhoduckhunts wrote:Yes! Exactly like that!

You can also see the white ring around the base of the nect. We get quite a few of those but that was the first "eyebrow" goose.
Pretty rare I think. :thumbsup:
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby JaredR215 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:26 pm

We kill quite a few around here. They are neat birds
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby SPatrick » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:48 pm

Some think that the grey eyebrow shows that a bird is old, in reality it is just a color mutation that is a trait that can be passed on through genetics. Got into a big family of them last year, shot 4 or 5 of them that all had that. Looks cool though.
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:09 am

SPatrick wrote:Some think that the grey eyebrow shows that a bird is old, in reality it is just a color mutation that is a trait that can be passed on through genetics. Got into a big family of them last year, shot 4 or 5 of them that all had that. Looks cool though.


:ditto: Waterfowl are quite unique and genetic oddities seem to pop up all the time.
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby noweil » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:16 pm

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A buddy shot this out of my blind last year.
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby dsm16428 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:54 pm

noweil wrote:
2011-11-269513.41.46.jpg


A buddy shot this out of my blind last year.


That isn't a grey brow. That is a melanistic patch. Completely different.
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Re: White patch on forehead

Postby O.D.Lid » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:52 pm

i didn't know geese could get an uni-brow :no:
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