Embden Goose male or female

Discussion in 'Geese' started by nonsequitur, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. nonsequitur

    nonsequitur New Egg

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    Hey my first bird was given to mensure about 6 months ago. I believe Aduck is a boy but I just wanted to double check. I have him bonded to a little Muscovy and a barred Hen.[​IMG]

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    Also my my Muscovy PekeBoo and Aduck are really close. Do I need to worry about anything if PekeBoo is a girl?

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  2. HeyHouse

    HeyHouse Just Hatched

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    The goose definitely looks like a gander to me. Broad neck, a lack of underside feathers and he just has that gander stature. I could be wrong, and I've been wrong before, so I hope someone else chimes in.

    I once bonded a gander with 10 chicken hens and didn't have any problems. The bond lasted about 3 mo. The chickens were all still healthy and I never saw any mating.
     
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say its a gander. Big head, big feet, thick legs.
     
  4. roboboy

    roboboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's a gander it's a pilgrim not an Embden based on the gray in the wings. Young embden females commonly have a few gray feathers on them but not like that in their wings.
     
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  5. nonsequitur

    nonsequitur New Egg

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    Good but shocking news Aduck is a girl :) and is in progress of laying her first clutch. I saw her making a nest and thought she might be making a nest for PekeBoo the duck who is almost the correct age for laying eggs. The next day I woke up to a larger than expected egg. Her first egg weighed in at 5.2 ounces.

    Now to taste

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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy's are seasonal layers. And usually only lay in late spring into the fall.
     

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