Guesses on Sebastopol genders? 3 new goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Diamond Wire Farms, May 17, 2011.

  1. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I realize this is not the Gender/Sex forum. But I need the goose experts to confirm something:

    Here are the 3 new Sebbie goslings.

    The lower two are whites.
    * The bottom one is almost certainly a female.
    * What about the top right? It has distinct head and "saddle" coloration patches but they are silvery blue not gray like the lower goslings.

    * The top left gosling is a lavender. Can you even make educated guesses at this stage? Or is it vent sex only with lavenders?

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    Thank you!

    **edits to fix my lisdexia and make the gosling locations in photo more clear**
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] I cant help you on sex or colour but I also cant see the 4th gosling...I can see 2 at the top and 1 at the bottom...I cant see the middle
     
  3. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are only 3 goslings in this photo. (Our 4th is much older & outside already.)

    In this photo:
    2 white goslings : Top right & bottom.
    Lavender gosling: Top left.
    I will edit the top post to make the placement more clear.
     
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  4. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no way of telling with colored Sebastopols, I'd recommend vent sexing them.
    I vent sexed Balbinka as a baby (blue splash). It's pretty easy if you have a cooperative gosling!
    Although it looks like 2 males and 1 female, you should definitely vent sex them.
     
  5. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jasmine. Everytime I look at the questionable white one I change my mind. In some light boy in other light girl.
    It the patches that have me confused. I thought boys were supposed to be uniformly yellow or silvery, but this gosling has distinct silver patches on half of his head and then the saddle region. A mystery for sure....

    I know, I need to vent sex them. The ridiculous weather is keeping busy.
     

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