Today I'm happy to introduce the newest little peep that has journeyed to Cloverfield Ranch: "Concho," the cutest, most loving little baby goose that ever lived.
Concho is an African goose, originally derived from the Wild Swan Goose. Despite their name, they've actually been thought to originate from China. African geese occurs in three color varieties: brown, buff, and white.
Concho is still in the partially fluffy stage, but is getting some big feathers in. So Concho's exact color and gender have yet to be determined (but for now we're thinking he's a boy!)
The decision to get Concho was made because we have another goose, a female African Goose named "Kali". She lives with the chickens, and while she lives a happy wonderful life roaming the ranch, she needed a companion to swim around the pond and enjoy life with her.
Concho lived the first few weeks inside the protection of the warm house, getting to know us, the dogs and the cats. Keeping him/her close and spending all day with her has truly shown the personality and love that can be held inside such a little body. Needing constant attention and reassurance, her little peeps went from curious little noises to loud desperate calls as she explored the world around her. After every new discovery she would run full speed back to her mom and dad, seeking warmth and comfort. I always pick her up and cuddle her in my hair. Her little head wiggling in closer, she coos and chirps softly before falling into a deep sleep.
We took Concho outside for the first walk around to meet the rest of the animals, and he waddled closely behind us the entire time. She met the pigs, goats, chickens, horses, and Kali goose. We carefully watched her as she explored. The walks are getting longer every day.
For the last 2 weeks she has been tested more and more daily and left outside alone for a few hours at a time while we carefully watch from the kitchen window.
She comfortably waddled around the chicken coop and down to her favorite little pond. Swimming and splashing in the water, cleaning her ever growing patches of big goose feathers, nibbling on blades of grass as she goes.
Last night for the first time, and after many trials and testing, Concho spent his first night in the coop with Kali and the chickens. Emerging this morning was a happy, talkative goose baby. No longer was he the little tiny peep that came home not much more than 6 weeks ago, needing constant love and reassurance. Now, he was a confident, bubbly personality, ready to thrive in the big wide world of Cloverfield Ranch.
Cloverfield Ranch LLC
My name is Sam. I am a proud native born South Dakotan. Born in Rapid City, South Dakota. I could describe myself as many things; Artist, free-spirited adventurer. But the titles that I am most proud of are Manager and Co-Founder of Cloverfield Ranch and Ranch Mother to all of our happy furry and feathered critters that call this place home. As a open minded Entrepreneur I am always looking for new, fun and interesting ways to support our growing ranch and grow our dream of making Cloverfield Ranch a refuge for all animals that can become an local attraction and entertaining environment for everybody to enjoy.