Gender?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by babffel, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. babffel

    babffel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two african geese but Idk what they are gender wise...so I was wandering if I could maybe get help. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look more like Chinese geese than African geese. You may have one of each with regard to gender, but it's difficult to tell from the pictures. The knob on the males is quite a bit more prominent than on the females.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks like a pair.
     
  4. babffel

    babffel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. babffel

    babffel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are geese when they start to lay?
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually they will lay at a year old but some occasionally miss and start in their second year. Most of ours have laid at a year and our yearling African laid her maiden egg yesterday.
     
  7. babffel

    babffel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be a year in October that I've had them.. but the lady I got them from raised them from goslings from ideal hatchery, which is where I got three of my ducks and a peahen...;)
     
  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll probably been hatched last Spring so keep an eye on their behaviour to see if there's any mating or nest building activites. If you've a pair then there's every possibility of breeding this year as they look in fine condition [​IMG]
     
  9. babffel

    babffel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks there my first pair of geese... one of them is always grabbing the other one by its tail feathers a d wont let go till the other one swims fast enough to loose him..
     
  10. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are defiantly Africans I have Chinese they have way longer necks. :)
     

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