Hi, I bought what I was told was a pair of embden geese 15 months ago to only discover they were both ganders ( the uncles) when a year had passed with no goslings. I then bought a pair of pilgrams so there would be no mistake and 3 pilgram goslings 2 geese and a gander, The ' uncles' took over the goslings immediately we allowed them to free range at bout 6 weeks ( we got them at 3 days). The uncles were not very friendly with the pilgram couple and chased them if they got too close. However once they had the goslings they "allowed" the pilgrams to assist by walking in the front of the line while they took up the rear guard. I now have noticed that they are keeping the pilgram goose at a distinct distance from the flock at least 3-4 meters. They only chase her partner away when we feed them bread. I'm concerned he stays with the uncles and not her. My concerns are will they protect her as a flock if she is under threat, and when she has goslings I'm worried the uncles will steal them from her. Any advice or previous experience with this sort of behavior???