Debate about geese!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by AilsVonHelson, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom and I are debating if the new goose we bought is male or female.


    It is a white chinese no doubt, but the topknot is pretty large.


    If you have any idea of how to determine the gender by behavior then please let me know. [​IMG]
     
  2. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're going to want to vent sex a white Chinese to figure out exactly what it is. If you've ever sexed rabbits then it's the same principle: hold the animal upside down, open the vent and if anything comes out then it's a male. If it's an adult then you'll definitely be able to see the difference between male and female.

    Some people swear by the sound of the voice, but I've never been able to accurately tell the difference, even after spending hours outside listening to geese whose genders I already knew.

    Good luck. If you need more information about vent sexing let me know. It isn't as daunting as people make it out to be [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you post a pic of the head and then of the abdomen from the front and side if possible?

    This is my gander, Broose the Goose
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    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1220/928568636_883114cbfc.jpg


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    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/135/326209374_d60774151d.jpg
    See his abdomen?

    Ganders abdomens stay tight and firm, while a goose, especially one that is in laying age will look loose and poochy. [​IMG]

    This is Bella La Goosie. Note her smaller knob and loose abdominal skin
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    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/89/241164138_b66d59a756_o.jpg

    Vent sexing is best done by experts or at least you should have someone teach you in person. IT is less risky to the goose if it is out of the delicate gosling stage, though finding out a sex is not worth risking a black eye from a well placed wing. LOL
     
  4. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooo, my goose ia girl! [​IMG] she looks almost identical to your female in the last female, except her knob is rounder and more defined. [​IMG]
     

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