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Quill or No Quill

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Not the best pic, but I wanted to get some opinions on the white feathers on the back of the head.

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I dont get what you mean, "quill or no quill" I might just not know what it is, some1 inform me plz confused.gif

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if that is the only differnt colors i do not think it is a quil. on another site this has been talked about many times and there are some crazy colored geese but most are not true quill geese.

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If its just the white on the head like that- No.

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I did not think it was either. I thought it was kinda cool though. It was the only unusual white on it.

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I think I missed the memo...Is it somehow a greater feat to shoot a Quill? I like shooting different looking birds...variety is the spice of life after all. But just because a bird originated from a particular lake or area...unless it looks cool...I wouldnt care. With that said the geese from the Aluetion(spelling? Islands...is pretty neat with the white collar...but again its cool looking not that it comes from Alaska. Just my two cents.

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Here's a photo 'Flick' posted last year of a Quill Lakes Honker that he shot. Hope you don't mind Flick.

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Here's a link to the topic as well-

Quill Lakes Honker

I don't know the exact specifics behind the bird, whether its a subspecies, crossbreed, or something. But they apparently come from the Quill Lakes region of Saskatchewan and are quite rare.

A Google search of 'Quill Lakes Goose or Honker' I'm sure would turn up some interesting info.

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See now that is cool!! Do all the Quills look like that? I wouldn't care where that came from or what its called...I'd call it a trophy and its new location would be my wall. Sweet bird.

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