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can an African and a Chinese mate????

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Lilfarmbrat, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Lilfarmbrat

    Lilfarmbrat Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased a pair of gosling from a feed store, out of a bin of assorted gosling so the workers there could not tell me what breed they are. Doing as much research as I can did not help me what so ever because both African and Chinese geese look so much alike to me. I know one is definitely a female because she is sitting on over 20 eggs. I can get pictures of the both of them tomorrow. Unknown if the other one I have is a male. Would it be wise of me to disturb mom so I can candle am egg?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Yes they can mate and produce fertile offspring. Access to water can increase their chances of mating successfully. Candling the eggs should not overly upset the goose (but the gander may strongly object). If they are yearling geese, the eggs may very well not be fertile.
     
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  3. Lilfarmbrat

    Lilfarmbrat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Yeah they are less then a year, we got them spring of this year. Both are very friendly in fact my gander (Stormy) is my buddy, he follows me everywhere and lets me pet and pick him up... attacks everyone else that is around, so proud of himself when he chases others off that he comes back to me cooing....LOL... The funnest thing about him is he is always photo bombing my other goose (Cloud) when ever i am taking pictures of her... LOL
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What a ham..Welcome to BYC @Lilfarmbrat
     
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