half blind gander

Discussion in 'Geese' started by poultry-guy, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. poultry-guy

    poultry-guy Out Of The Brooder

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    I had bought a new gander a few months ago for my goose as she was alone and only recently had I found that he is blind on one eye can he still mate.:/
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    He could be blind in both eyes and probably still mate.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a goose that is 100% blind. She requires special care to keep her feeling safe, but is quite happy with her mate and goes through the annual breeding/laying cycle like a normal seeing goose. However, I personally do not set eggs from her as her condition (aggressive cataracts) may be genetic.
     
  4. poultry-guy

    poultry-guy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys but I am still open to suggestions
     
  5. RoosterLew

    RoosterLew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he can still mate. As to wether he should be mated would depend on why he is blind in one eye ?
    If it is a genetic condition, maybe he should not be mated??
     

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