African goose, male or female?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bock, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rescued an abandoned African goose last year, and I was wondering they are male or female. Anyone know how to tell?[​IMG]
     
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  2. Friend2Fowl

    Friend2Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You tell by the size of their knobs. A male's knob is much bigger than a female. This would be the knob on the top of their beak, just for clarification [​IMG]
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good idea, its just I don't have another one to compare it to. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my chinese goose has that same kind of knob. The girl knob is, at maturity, just a titch above the forehead level.. The man knob is about an INCH higher. looks ridiculous... but don't tell him that!
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    my chinese goose has that same kind of knob. The girl knob is, at maturity, just a titch above the forehead level.. The man knob is about an INCH higher. looks ridiculous... but don't tell him that!

    HAHAHAHA [​IMG]
     
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  6. jinnjinn123

    jinnjinn123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 grey african geese and I want to know which one is male and which one is female the one that has the orange bill is laying eggs I know that one is female but all the other ones look the same with black bills. are they all males? they all have that big nob on their bill I hope not all males.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Pics would help.
     
  8. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One can not tell what a goose without pictures!!! I have never raised African geese but did raise one Chinese gander. So will be able to help some.... I raise Sebastopol's only. But can not help if no pictures.....
     
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  9. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females are shorter and their necks are shorter, I also think they have a more feminine expression. Africans have black bills and knobs, I think only a really old African can get orange on their bills... Otherwise it may be a hybrid....I also find the Ganders are more talkative and assertive.... Females are more timid with strangers....
     
  10. SummerChick

    SummerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this helps a bit... Goose on left and gander on right
     
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