Egg channel?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by erinszoo, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is an egg channel on a goose? I was reading a post earlier and it was talking about looking for the egg channel on the goose to see if it was a girl or boy and I have no idea what one is. Is it just a kind of part in the feathers? Yeah, probably a dumb question I know but I'm new to geese.
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I think they may be referring to the spacing of the pelvic bones which feel like 2 raised triangular areas. I've not found it to be 100% reliable as a sexing method for birds but it does widen when a female comes into lay.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I've used that with quail before but it doesn't work if the bird hasn't already started to lay.
     
  4. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing is they were looking at photos and discussing them so I'm not sure how anyone would be able to tell how far apart bones were from looking at a photograph. Thanks.
     

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