geese adopting duckling

Discussion in 'Geese' started by chickengoose14, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. chickengoose14

    chickengoose14 Out Of The Brooder

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    would a pair of embden geese adopt ducklings
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They very well might. It depends a lot on the temperment of the geese involved. As a kid I had a human imprinted Embden gander (positive that I was at least his brother) who at 4 or 5 years of age adopted some goslings that I brought home. Once he saw and heard them he immediately became their guardian and decided that he would rather be a goose than a human.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    what a cute story, my Embden gander was Papa goose to every Muscovy duckling that hatched here this last summer it was so sweet.
     
  4. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Lydia, what did the mama ducks think about that?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    The mama ducks thought it was great the gander wanted to be daddy, they let him lol of course they have a good relationship with him which I'm sure made a difference.
     

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