Must have been a Chinese!!!!
And that doesn't mean your male is infertile, that's very young for a goose, she may not have actually been able to accept the male correctly. Maybe they were not actually mating.
Glad to see I'm not the only one with geese and egg question :)
I have a couple of 10-11mths old geese that are sexually active for a month now but have not shown any sign of laying. I also have 4 >5yrs old rescued geese that I havent seen being sexually active and none of them laying. my 3yrs old goose has started laying 3 weeks ago.
Question is; will the 2 near year old lay this year? and will the >5yrs lay at all?
keeping all fingers crossed! :)
My African Geese saga----
I've finally figured out what's been going on here. McMurray Hatchery didn't send me a matched pair to begin with!
I've had 2 females all along. One was killed last year.
I hatched another...I thought was another female. Turns out I now have a MALE!
SO...The other female has now mated with him and has been producing eggs since April. I hatched 3 so far and they're beautiful!
12 more in incubator.
I also have been certified by the state of Tennessee. It's all turned out great!