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I have 2 approximately 9 1/2 month old geese I got straight run from Metzer Farms. I am pretty sure the Brown Chinese goose is a gander, but I am still not sure about the White Chinese. I don't think they have laid any eggs yet, but they very well could have laid them at the pond while they were free ranging.  idunno Here are a few pics of them in their night time pen, what do you think?

My Brown Chinese (I am pretty sure is a gander):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16945_img_5656.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16945_img_5667.jpg

My White Chinese goose (really not sure about gender):

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16945_img_5672.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16945_img_5662.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16945_img_5657.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16945_img_5661.jpg

Sorry about the quality of the pics, they wouldn't stay still! Thanks for the help, I am really hoping for one female. fl


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Anybody? I was really hoping someone would know.smile

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I think the white one might be a girl because her knob isn't so pronounced, but it still could be early and he might be a late bloomer.   But, the brown one definitely is a gander.

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Originally Posted by desertdarlene 

I think the white one might be a girl because her knob isn't so pronounced, but it still could be early and he might be a late bloomer.   But, the brown one definitely is a gander.


Thank you! If they are both ganders, how many females would I need to get for a correct mating ratio? smile


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Your brown Chinese gander is beautiful!  I have a brown Chinese goose, and would love to find a gander for her-------she's about 1 1/2 years old.

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Your brown Chinese gander is beautiful!  I have a brown Chinese goose, and would love to find a gander for her-------she's about 1 1/2 years old.


Thank you! He is very handsome! big_smile I wish he was friendlier though, my White Chinese goose loves being held, but he likes to keep his distance. I am thinking about ordering 4 straight run goslings from Holderread Waterfowl Preservation Center next spring. Then, hopefully I could get some babies out of them! tongue

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post #7 of 8

My male is a lot taller than the girls. Once they start laying eggs they get an egg channel of loose pocket that hangs between their legs. That and the disposition, females aren't as possessive and he should be mounting her by now if you have a girl.

Good luck - hope she's a girl.

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Well, my Brown Chinese goose is about an inch taller. She doesn't have an egg pocket yet though, and I haven't witnessed them mating yet either. After looking at pics on this thread, I am leaning towards female: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=433066

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