How do I tell the sex of my geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by littlefarm2, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. littlefarm2

    littlefarm2 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2010
    I have two giant dewlap toulouse geese. They are 2 months old, how and when can I tell the sex?
    Thanks for your help

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    If you get eggs next spring, you have a female.

    Seriously, geese are hard to sex unless you know how to vent sex. And at 2 months old- good luck with that! You may get beaten within an inch of your life trying. Sometimes you can tell by behavior. Males are more outgoing, louder, and like to swim more than females. Females tend to sit down more and are much more reluctant to be handled/approached/touched. Behavior varies so much in individual geese that you will have better luck just waiting to see if you get any eggs next spring.

    Good luck.
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I just vent sexed two 3 month-olds this CMV said, Good Luck!! It isn't easy!
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  4. littlefarm2

    littlefarm2 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2010
    Thanks for the information. I have no problem waithing until next spring. Everyone was asking so I figured I would just see if there was an easier way to tell. They are quite interesting little/big guys they make me laugh regularly.
  5. mythkat

    mythkat Songster

    Hi all,

    Metzer Farm has a good video on their website on sexing ducks and geese. It's very clear. I tried on the goslings I got and it worked pretty well.


  6. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    Just give them names that suit them. Pick one to be a boy, and one to be a girl [​IMG] . They won't care. It makes it easier on us humans [​IMG]

    If you DO end up with a male and a female, CMV is right on about the behavior differences. I got a sexed pair that I got confused right away. It took six weeks for me to figure it out, and I had to switch their names, and my ageing brain, around. By far the friendliest and most attention seeking was my little gander, and the shyer more reluctant one, the goose.

    If they act exactly the same, equal shyness, equal outgoingness, well, you have a matched set [​IMG]

    Ganders extend their necks to full length and scan the environment. Females keep their heads low and demur.

    Put a strange object near your geese. My gander will come and attack it. My goose (well, I have two females now, so geese) will hang back and chatter at it, terrified.

    I have never attempted to vent sex a goose. I suppose there will come a day. The idea makes me cringe.
  7. duckboy2001

    duckboy2001 Hatching

    Aug 10, 2014
    I was told for adult geese you hold the upside down with the head facing you and the coacla i think thats what its called is exposed and a penis appers if it is a boy
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Nope not that easy if adults and not that easy if they are gosling if your not experienced, and gosling can be injured trying. Sometimes stance can tell whether gander or goose if adults. Most of the time mating season gives us the best clue or first egg.
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