Breeding age for geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by farmdude, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a year old Embden Gander that has been mating with an older goose. Just wondering if her eggs will be fertile.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    The first few might not be fertile, as the young gander will probably need to practice for a while.

    I would bet that at some point this spring he will get it all figured out, and the eggs will be fertile.



    Good luck
     
  3. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have observed their "Dance" and he is hitting the mark. I was just wondering if he can be fertile at such a young age. The goose laid her first egg today.
     
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can be fertyile as yearlings but not reliably, especially the very large exhibition Embdens. Their fertility is better at 2 years old and they're more experienced with courtship and mating [​IMG]
     
  5. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Embden's sister laid an egg today. I wasn't expecting any until next year as she is only a year old as well.
     

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