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Discussion in 'Taxidermy Forum' started by DitchPig, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. ryan gruber

    ryan gruber Senior Refuge Member

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    Hybrid...Blue phase ross would be astronomical odds.
     
  2. DitchPig

    DitchPig New Member

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  3. JDK

    JDK Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Nice Looking Mount Congrat's
     
  4. 2n1shot

    2n1shot Senior Refuge Member

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    They're all hybrids. That's where the blue color gene comes from. It may be 98% Ross, but it's still got the blue goose gene to get the color. And it isn't astronomical odds to get a BPR. While still rare, they are becoming more common.
     
  5. DitchPig

    DitchPig New Member

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    Abstract
    The existence of wild, blue-phase Ross' Geese (Chen rossii) and blue-phase geese intermediate in size and other characteristics between Ross' and Lesser Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens caerulescens) was verified by collection. Winter populations of Ross' and Lesser Snow Geese in California contained less than 0.02% blue-phase birds. Of these blue-phase geese, 8% were Ross', 77% were Lesser Snow, and 15% were intermediate in size. Intermediate blue-phase geese are probably the result of hybridization. Blue-phase Ross' Geese could originate from back-crossing of hybrids and/or recurrent mutation. Genes for blue feather color were probably eliminated from ancestral populations of Ross' Geese and may presently be prevented from reestablishment in the gene pool by hunter and/or predator selection.
    Published by: American Ornithologists' Union
    Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4085552
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  6. Diamondhitch

    Diamondhitch Senior Refuge Member

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    Are hybrids fertile??? In mammal species the vast majority are not (although they do try :) ).
     
  7. 2n1shot

    2n1shot Senior Refuge Member

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    Most waterfowl hybrids are.
     
  8. Flyfisher

    Flyfisher Elite Refuge Member

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    Ditch P, I would love to hear a little bit of the story on the hunt for that bird........ if you care to share the story. Great bird. Congrats. I saw one last year fly over my head (BPR) at about 100 yards or so, if I remember correctly.... put the binos on it.. for as long as I could.. :)
     
  9. Wild Rice

    Wild Rice Senior Refuge Member

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    Beautiful bird and nice taxidermy work too!
     
  10. DitchPig

    DitchPig New Member

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    bringing this back to the top, Anyone have any idea how much a glass case for this mount would run? Is it easy enough for a diy project? costs?
     

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