Geese and ducks

Discussion in 'Geese' started by mustbcrazy, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. mustbcrazy

    mustbcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]I had a ebden goose and bought 3 goslings ,2 were related and one is not. My issue is that the one is a a male who is always with the ebden goose (i asume he is a male due to the two big bumps between his legs) but the 2 sisters( which i asume cause they only have a V between thier legs) only hang out with my ducks. They want nothing to do with the other 2 and are very agressive with them. They act like they are trying to breed with each other with taking turns trying to climb on each other. They were raised together and only been the last month that they have started this. They are 6 months old .Anyone ever had this issue. The first pic is of what i think is my gander the second pic is of the sisters(I think). And they are American buff
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  3. mustbcrazy

    mustbcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    The 2 sisters pictured with my ducks looks the same as my ebden goose, but the way they act toward the other two is what gets me. And they will not leave the ducks, they act like they are trying to breed, but can't decide who's on top. Would age be a factor, they are about 7 months
     
  4. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Age is a factor for sure, they are just becoming mature. I have a flurry of this going on here with my youngsters. I have these breeds, but both Embden and Buff are very hard to sex before fully matured. The bumps on the belly are called Lobes, and usually the males have one lobe, females have 2. Females necks are shorter, legs are thinner and shorter. Their voices are about the same.
    Hope this helps some.
     
  5. mustbcrazy

    mustbcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    The buff pictured with my ebden goose has two lobes, while my ebden only has one, like a "V" in between her legs. The other two have more of a single lobe. If the 2 were males, wouldn't they be going after the other buff and ebden to breed?
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the lobes has nothing to do with male or female, that is just how they are built it's called a kneel and waterfowl that are bred to be heavy have the kneel, according to dave holderreads book on ducks but i think it mentions this in geese too, to store more nutrients and to hold some fat.

    the buff is a heavy weight breed and embden is medium weight i believe,
     
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  7. mustbcrazy

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    Well, I'm confused. I just hope the two siblings don't think that their ducks and try to breed with them. I'll try to take more pics while the sun is up
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Embden is heavy weight

    American Buff Medium weight according to the Book of Geese.
     
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  9. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I guess I just got mixed up :lau
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    It happens to me alot. [​IMG]
     

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