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Do the geese get thicker feathers in winter?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bodybuilder, Dec 16, 2011.

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  1. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    Could just be me but I shot some this week and when I skinned them they seemed like they had thicker feathers. (Canadians)
     
  2. copper

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    I have never shot one in summer Sorry could not resist Though true
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    You know how ducks and geese always fly in a "V" formation? Ever notice that one side of the "V" is longer than the other? Ever wonder why that is?

    After many hours of study and research, a friend of mine concluded that there are more birds on one side of the "V".

    Ed
     
  4. Grade VI

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    Yes, they do get thicker feathers in the winter. Geese molt in the summer time which means that they loose feathers and can only fly short distances. The new feathers grow back towards the end of summer and become thicker as the weather becomes colder. They also build up a layer of fat to help keep them warm.
     
  5. bodybuilder

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    Thank you! That is how they looked to me fatter on the inside and thicker on the outside
     
  6. code5coupe

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    When geese molt, they only lose flight feathers...not body feathers.
    I doubt that geese's feathers get thicker a cold weather comes on, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the inner feathers (down) become more numerous.....
     
  7. Shootrman

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    You knew this was coming. Geese, ducks and women are all the same. The uglier a woman is the thicker skin. With that being said, ugly duckling, ugly goose & the next time you pick a broad up in a bar after hours, your eye sight or mind really isn't impaired. Thus thick skin.
    Thank you for you time
     
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