Getting A Friend For Honky!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by MrsDolittleDuck, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. MrsDolittleDuck

    MrsDolittleDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one goose named Honky. Honky is around 1 yrs. old. Not really sure, but Honky appeared in my yard about 8 weeks ago. I knew nothing about geese, but now I have found y'all and I am learning real fast. thanks for that.
    Don't think my goose is lonely, but I know they are flock birds, so he might be. It has a very nice life. Very safe from preds, pool, house, straw, great food. I know that he/she does not know the difference, but it is all there to keep him healthy and safe.
    I made a large mirror for him with plexiglass and mirror film. It works great to make a safe mirror. Honky loves the mirror. He would sit at it and look at himself all day if I let him. So that is really cute, but it made me start thinking he might be lonely? I also bought a goose decoy that looks pretty much like him. He also likes that. Gets real close to it and seems to be puffing his chest, like he's taking a big breath, and I never seen it's neck so tall. Then just stands next to it. Do y'all think that it is a gander? I am almost sure that it is an Embden. It has some gray feathers on sides and back and chest. I hear so many stories that it is a boy and other say it is a girl or it is young and hasn't lost them yet. So not sure.
    I want to get Honky a friend. A real friend....I would like to get a Toulouse Goose. Please tell me what you think about that type of bird to be with an Embden. Also I would like to get the opposite sex because I would think if Honky is a boy he would prefer a girl. But I really don't know. My question is, should I have 2 males or 1 male and 1 female? If Honky is a girl, will it be ok to have 2 females? would they get along? I thought that I will get a girl and that would be safe for Honky being a girl or boy. I don't want to wait for spring to see what Honky is. That's a long time away, and I would like to help Honky be happier than he is now. If I got 2 males, will they be all crazy at mating season? I've never experienced that. I'm scared...lol...what I hear, Im all set with that. Crazy Goose Stuff....lol
    I would appreciate all your info and knowledge. Thanks!

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  2. Alaskan Dragonfly

    Alaskan Dragonfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet is to get a female. Two females or a male and a female should do fine together. 2 males MIGHT do fine together, but there is a big chance that they will not like each other during mating season (not as big of a chance if there are no females around to fight over). Geese get very lonely, and a friend is a good idea.

    Good luck!
     
  3. MrsDolittleDuck

    MrsDolittleDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Honky and His Decoy Friend!

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  4. Alaskan Dragonfly

    Alaskan Dragonfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL That's cute!
     
  5. MrsDolittleDuck

    MrsDolittleDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Honky In Mirror!!

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    Honky Swimming!!
     
  6. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats to Honky for finding you! Very cute pictures. Good luck finding him a goose companion. A Toulouse is a very good choice. Miss Lydia has an embden gande and Toulouse goose pair that are adorable together and will make beautiful babies.
     
  7. goose4

    goose4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a cute goose. It will be nice for him to have someone who can honk back to him.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That is so cute. [​IMG]
     
  9. MrsDolittleDuck

    MrsDolittleDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You...Yes he will have someone to honk back at him instead of me. I just can't get the hang of it...lol..lol
     
  10. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way that Honky is standing there with that decoy sure looks proud like a gander. That is very cute. [​IMG]
     

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