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Goose Identification Help Needed - Gender and Breed.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by CoriStepan, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. CoriStepan

    CoriStepan New Egg

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    Hello,
    Never had geese before. We got our first 3 goslings in April from a private party that was advertising them as Toulouse Geese.
    Now the geese are full grown and we realized that they are not Toulouses. Based on pictures we have found around, we think they are either Chinese Brown Geese or African Geese. They could also be a mix since the people we got them from had a lot of different geese in the same enclosure.

    Does anyone have any ideas based on the attached pictures about the breed?

    We are also not sure if they are males or females. All three have the bumps on their head but one is behaving slightly different then the others. It is less aggressive but also less friendly and less chatty then the other two.


    The first picture, the one with all three geese on the driveway was taken about a month ago, their bumps grew quite a bit since then. In this picture, the goose that is different a little is the first on the left. She is also by herself in the second picture. Based on behavior she could be a female but the bump is quite big. We have never seen her hiss or charge anyone/anything while the other two are quite good at it.

    We have seen all 3 geese hump each other around in the pool in all kinds of combinations so I am not sure that is relevant neither :)

    Is there anything we can do/try to determine for sure their gender?

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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Look like the production Africans Metzers sells
     
  3. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CoriStepan

    CoriStepan New Egg

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    Thank You!

    Been reading this forum for a while, hatching and raising chickens for about 3 years now, built 2 coops and runs all based on the data here :)
     
  5. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome. I find that gander's seem to talk more than females and hold their necks out super high. The females hold the neck lower to the body. Your geese since they have the knob the gander's knobs will be much bigger than a females will. That is all I know about that breed. I am strictly in Sebastopol's but have been reading on here and learning about other breeds.
     
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  6. SummerChick

    SummerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like my geese which are African. I got two as goslings and as they grew one was larger and more aggressive than the other and also the bump is more pronounced than the other. So I thought this one was a male. To my surprise she started laying eggs! So turned out I had two geese and no gander. If you want to see pics of mine, go to my profile, you can see them.
    They have brought much happiness and are wonderful pets!
     

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