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Today we welcomed 3 slightly used geese into our micro farm family.  Their previous owner had a mess of animals and was downsizing for the winter. She didn't know their about breed or sex so I was hoping that someone here had an idea. 

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Today we welcomed 3 slightly used geese into our micro farm family.  Their previous owner had a mess of animals and was downsizing for the winter. She didn't know their about breed or sex so I was hoping that someone here had an idea. 

Looks like the back goose is an American Buff  white one is Embden and grey one is Toulouse now saying that can you get a good front view pics of all three that will help with sexing  and does the white have any grey at all on it?

 

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My Buff Miss Lydia profile picture  does the one I think of yours that maybe Buff look like mine see how good it is to have a front view so we can see stance and face good. This is a female


Edited by Miss Lydia - 9/27/15 at 1:34pm

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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I agree. A front facing picture would be helpful! Looks buff to me but my buffs are much thicker and fuller.
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The white bird is fully white. It has blue eyes if that matters any. I read something about blue eyes and sexing but I can't recall what breed that pertains to. I'm up for a front facing photo challenge tomorrow. The grey bird may make it difficult. It's quite adamant about it's dislike of everyone/everything in the known universe and hisses and screams like a maniac every time I get near. The other 2 get riled up but never hiss and don't seem to mind me much if I happen upon them without their loud mouthed friend. They are so much fun to watch and it would be nice if they changed their minds about wanting to be my friend. 

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The white bird is fully white. It has blue eyes if that matters any. I read something about blue eyes and sexing but I can't recall what breed that pertains to. I'm up for a front facing photo challenge tomorrow. The grey bird may make it difficult. It's quite adamant about it's dislike of everyone/everything in the known universe and hisses and screams like a maniac every time I get near. The other 2 get riled up but never hiss and don't seem to mind me much if I happen upon them without their loud mouthed friend. They are so much fun to watch and it would be nice if they changed their minds about wanting to be my friend. 


Your white maybe Embden , the grey could be Toulouse and your gander if the screaming is high pitched, females honk but it's low pitched.   Ganders are always ready to defend where the females just seem to mosey on around .  I look forward to getting a better look. Now about friends. They may never get to the place we all would like them to but with time and patience they will learn to trust you kinda lol Really depends on how they were treated before they came to you my one Toulouse{female] was 4 months old when I got her and had been in pasture with other geese she is my most wary one and she has been with me since 2012. But she has come a long way.  Your ducks are pretty, how are the geese with them?

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Thanks for the help everyone. After sitting still for quite a while I managed to get just this one front facing pic before the dogs got them going. Miss Lydia my buff bird does look like your buff from what I can tell. The ducks in the first pic are from their original home and they were very sweet as well as beautiful. One of the reasons cited for their eviction was the mistreatment of those ducks by the geese. About 6 ducks, 3 geese and 2 or 3 chickens were crammed into a small 4X4 enclosure together. They have been here free ranging on 1/3 acre with 23 chickens, 2 ducks, a guinea, and a turkey without a serious incident. Once they tried to chase the ducks but the turkey (who is a very effective peace officer and wanna be duck) stepped in to stop it. They have never challenged any of the other birds but do mouth off when a yard mate gets too close. 

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Thanks for the help everyone. After sitting still for quite a while I managed to get just this one front facing pic before the dogs got them going. Miss Lydia my buff bird does look like your buff from what I can tell. The ducks in the first pic are from their original home and they were very sweet as well as beautiful. One of the reasons cited for their eviction was the mistreatment of those ducks by the geese. About 6 ducks, 3 geese and 2 or 3 chickens were crammed into a small 4X4 enclosure together. They have been here free ranging on 1/3 acre with 23 chickens, 2 ducks, a guinea, and a turkey without a serious incident. Once they tried to chase the ducks but the turkey (who is a very effective peace officer and wanna be duck) stepped in to stop it. They have never challenged any of the other birds but do mouth off when a yard mate gets too close. 

You have a Buff a Toulouse and an Embden  the lift of the head on your Toulouse makes me think gander especially when you said about the voice.  The other 2 I am just not sure,   Watch this and tell me what you think... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REWu0qkVOCI    your Toulouse looks just like my Toulouse gander right down to the lobes between his legs. Listen to the voices again females sound low pitched ganders high could probably break glass. Completely opposite from ducks. Females are loud drakes raspy.After watching this again I'd say the white one the Embden is female and your Buff maybe gander too. Which means someone is going to need a mate. lol  Better wait till breeding season though before you go looking Just to be sure.  yay for the peace officer. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 10/2/15 at 3:20pm

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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