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difference between boy and girl gosling beaks??? anyone??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by M0therGoose, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    Do the white chinese gosling boys have a little larger/wider beak than the girls??? I am giving away all but 2 of my 11 day goslings tomorrow morning but want to keep a boy and girl. Any way to tell by the beaks? I notice some of the heads and beaks are a tad smaller than the others... could they be girls?
     
  2. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    That is what the lady that I bought my Chinese from said. I hope it's true because that would mean I have 2 females and a male. The one that we think is a male is the more talkative, and seems to be the leader. He's also started honking a little once in a while. They are about 2 weeks old, so it is still too early to be certain.

    Good luck!

    Shelly
     
  3. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    the one we think is a boy seems to be more clingy and have more separation anxiety. i don't know if that is a sign of a boys personality or not.
     
  4. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

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    the one we think is a boy is also more personable.
     
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    I think it is a old goose tale. But if you see a difference wide=gander narrow=goose is the way to bet. since they do have that difference as adults.
     
  6. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    The one we think is a boy is a lot more vocal. He will also protect the other two if the chickens get too close. He actually hissed the other day at one of the chickens! [​IMG]

    It seems like his beak is getting "taller", too. Right above the nostrils. Not enough to call it a bump, but just "thicker".

    Shelly
     

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