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Can a drake tell the sex of a goose

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gofasterstripe, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. My 2 young drakes have been head bobbing to 1 of my geese, she screetches at them and walks off. The same goose got mounted by another goose last week and she ran away from him. Do you think my drakes can tell this goose is female

  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Not a clue, but I think that young drakes aren't too discriminating in the objects of their affection, so it may not matter to them.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Young drakes will court male ducks, female ducks, geese, chickens, shoes, fence posts, tin buckets........

    I think there is probably a pretty good chance they can tell male from female, but they are rather equal opportunity. It has more to do with whoever can't fight them off.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Drakes don't care about the gender of anything. They are randy equal opportunity abusers. After seeing one trying to breed a water jug, I developed this opinion.

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