duck/goose hybrid?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by artsyrobin, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    From all of my knowledge, a duck and goose cannot produce offspring.

    And if they could, I'm sure they would be sterile.
     
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  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a thread on here a while back about chickens crossing with turkeys. Rare, but it does happen. The offspring is sterile (and sort of homely, but cute).
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    They cannot breed each other. Here is a post from John Metzer that made be laugh. I just quote his comment:

    A goose cannot fertilize a duck. So he is mounting the ducks out of adolescent frustration and learning. He thinks he is a duck so they are the closest thing with which he can learn. This will probably continue until a female goose is introduced. In the future, it will probably only occur in the spring, the natural breeding season. Due to the size difference he may hurt the ducks so you will have to monitor that. But don't worry, you won't have any goocks or deese hatching.
    Posted @ Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:45 PM by John Metzer

    John Metzer has a wonderful blog simply go to www.metzerfarms.com and follow the link for his blog.​
     

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