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id please

Postby shootable Goose » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:20 pm

so i posted this in the honey hole, but i figured i would get some different opinions on it because it seems like you guys know your birds well.
i shot this goose yesterday. at first we thought it was a canada x snow mix but now im not sure?
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Re: id please

Postby shootable Goose » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:21 pm

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Postby AKWoody » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:38 pm

My guess is a canada goose with some sort of color mutation in the head. All of the other features scream "canada goose". I'm sure an expert will chime in. Nice bird, and certainly a wall hanger!!
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Postby Frank Lopez » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:50 pm

I think I agree wtih Woody. We see this sort of thing pretty often in whitetails. It's called piebaldism.

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Postby cootlover » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:53 pm

That is the best looking goose i have ever seen :thumbsup:
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Re: id please

Postby shootable Goose » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:56 pm

Ya he's definitely going on the wall.
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Re: id please

Postby captmike69 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:38 pm

im no expert but i think its a piebald canada. its the same size as a canada and it has patches of white on the wings. sick none the less!
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Re: id please

Postby dablaw » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:04 am

If I was mounting that myself I would definately be doing a cupped pedestal mount where you could walk all the way around it...I'd love to get my hands on that to mount.. Awesome bird...Congrats...
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Re: id please

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:40 pm

I would call it piebald. Had two people I know shoot a pair of them where I mostly hunt. This was over ten years ago now, and the taxidermist didn't do them justice. They had more white in the wings, and less in the head, but very similar.
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Re: id please

Postby Saltwater_Assassin » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:14 am

Piebald, 100% Canada
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Postby Jeff Roderick » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:41 pm

Whatever it is it would be on the wall. Nice bird.
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Postby emusmacker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:25 pm

Very cool bird. Definitly a wall hanger.
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Re: id please

Postby okie-coyote » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:06 am

for the love of all goodness that is a beautiful bird. post pics when you get it back from the shop. id like to see how it turns out
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Re: id please

Postby cwilson » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:16 am

okie-coyote wrote:for the love of all goodness that is a beautiful bird. post pics when you get it back from the shop. id like to see how it turns out


Deffinitely want to see how that looks on your wall!! That is freakin cool!!
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Re: id please

Postby shootable Goose » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:25 am

I'll post some pictures when I get it back from the taxidermist
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Postby wingcutter » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:23 pm

cootlover wrote:That is the best looking goose i have ever seen :thumbsup:

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Postby okie-coyote » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:11 pm

if you would have brought that to my shop i would have mounted the same day you brought it in (unless it was frozen) and just looked at. bird like that in a shop would bring good business
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Re: id please

Postby shootable Goose » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:47 pm

when we shot this goose it was with another one almost identical to it. today the land owner sent me this picture.
she's been seeing it a lot latley but this is the first time she was able to get a picture. we think maybe its coming back to where it last saw its "mate"/brother/sister?
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Re: id please

Postby captmike69 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:51 pm

man, thats cool
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Re: id please

Postby labman63 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:21 pm

I think that is a Canada Dalmation goose. Very rare. I think there are only 101 in the wild!
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Postby wvugunner92 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:26 pm

What a great looking goose, we kill a good alot of canadas with odd white spots but nothing like that. Awesome. Beats and getting a band thats for sure. Hope to see how the mount turns out when you get it back! :thumbsup:
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Re: id please

Postby MossyMallard12 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:37 am

Cool goose.
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