Geese breeding

Discussion in 'Geese' started by laceynoelle, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Songster

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hey guys i was reading something on geese (why? lol idk im a chicken person) and it said that some breeds dont breed naturally, like broad breasted turkeys. Just curious, is that a fact? It looks like geese could mate on their own. It was talking about the larger breeds, though, like toulouse and embden.
  2. roboboy

    roboboy Songster

    Nov 15, 2009
    Central Wisconsin
    They may look large and cumbersome, but the majority will still attempt to breed. My friend raises the large exhibition toulouse and his gander is massive, large keel, doesn't even look like he could hop on top the hens, but he got around 10 goslings this year so... Embdens are able to breed naturally, we have raised them for many years.

    I think it depends more on the conditions that allow them to be able to breed especially for the toulouse. My friend had a large rubber water tub for them, and he has a pond that he will chase the birds down to, to breed when he has time, usually once a week or so. Though his geese don't like the pond and immediantly come back up, if I recall correctly the only one he has actually seen breed down there are his africans.
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:That is why a pool helps! Try teaching broad breasted turkeys how to swim and hold their breath and they might be able to do the dirty. Most of the big geese can mate on land but water is a heck of a lot easer.
  4. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Songster

    Nov 12, 2009
    lol thanks for the info. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but ive been training turkeys..[​IMG]

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