African Gander question...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Frosty, May 28, 2008.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    I have six African Gray geese, and really love them, BUT... first off, the only behavior that I ever saw that resembled breeding was when one of the ladies was on top of the gander, and looked like she was trying to mate with him. Next thing I knew, one of the girls started setting, a few weeks later the gander started setting! I am fairly sure that it's a gander, it's knob is huge compared to the rest. I might have to vent sex it... anyhow, after setting for a few weeks, I moved them all into a fenced area around some bushes in the yard so that they could weed it for me, and 'he' was extremely upset to be taken from 'his' nest. All of the eggs were clear when I checked them, no signs of development. So... being that these guys are two years old, could this be a goose that just looks like a gander, is it a gander that is intimidated by an alpha goose, is he gay? Thoughts?
  2. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    NW Louisiana-Vivian
    I just bought some Africans this weekend, so no experience yet. But, if it laid eggs, it's female.
  3. 1924vanhorn

    1924vanhorn In the Brooder

    May 7, 2007
    lol : )
  4. Pudge

    Pudge In the Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    One of my girls has a large knob on her beak, but she lays fertile eggs. My other girl doesn't have much of a knob at all. I guess yours may just be an alpha female.

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