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Greylag Geese

Observed: 5th May 2012 By: david1973
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Greylag Goose (Anser anser) A
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) B
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Yes they Graylags but not wild birds in the true sense, both birds are showing a lot of the characteristics of farmyard geese which although derived originally from wild Graylags they have obviously gone threw a lot of selective breeding and domestication to make them more suitable for the table i.e. a larger meat to bone body mass and quite often white colouring, presumably for aesthetic reasons, you can see this in the white on the breasts of these birds.

Ferret