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can you tell me the breed of my geese and how do i tell what one is male and female?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by azzamc, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. azzamc

    azzamc In the Brooder

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    hi i have to geese and im just wondering what one is male and female and what breed thay am and when will thay lay ect

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Looks like Embdens not sure not on the sex though.
     
  3. azzamc

    azzamc In the Brooder

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    how could i tell the sex ?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Did you have them as goslings? heres a link to a site that will give you pictures of Embdens ganders and goose. You could vent sex them but I don't think I'd want to try that on full grown geese.
    http://holderreadfarm.com/photogallery/embden_page/embden_page.htm
     
  5. n4zty

    n4zty In the Brooder

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    Lol true vent sex is the only way unless u wanna wait till they are sexually matured to see of they get funky with each other lol
     
  6. morgan mc

    morgan mc Chirping

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    Sorry to tell you but they both look like ganders to me one pilgram one embden the one with its wings rasied is the pilgram.
     
  7. pete55

    pete55 Songster

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    Hi - to me they appear as Embdens but its difficult to guage their size from your picture. In the UK the smaller utility Embdens look very similar to you birds. Difficult to judge on build but their behaviour may indicate their sex.

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  8. n4zty

    n4zty In the Brooder

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    Wondering if in the uk geese have a british accent as well? lol jk
     
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  9. bel

    bel Songster

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    Sometimes the noises and behavior give them away, its not 100% but the ganders are louder and have big egos, loving to sound off with the shoulders up like the one in the photo is, while the girls are more mellow and sometimes shy.
     
  10. pete55

    pete55 Songster

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    Of course they have British accents how else would they understand me [​IMG]
     

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