eeekkk goose/duck romance?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by artsyrobin, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    My goose, poser, decided after watching our drake with his female ducks, that looked like fun- so now i have a adolescent goose going after the girl ducks- will this cause a problem for him and the drake? do i need to serperate them and get him a female?
     
  2. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen ganders breed ducks.
    Geese do appreciate being with their own kind.
    If you are able it would be nice to get him a mate
    but be aware, ganders can get very testy during the breeding season.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think he needs a girlfriend. A heavy gander might physically injure a duck while trying to breed her. Kind of like a St Bernard breeding a beagle.
     
  4. SunnybrookFarm

    SunnybrookFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4 geese surround my drake and chatter and pinch him on the butt til he leaves the females alone. They don't try to breed with the ducks but act like big brothers and sisters.lol
    :lol
     

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