How do we know when breeding season starts in out neck of the woods?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Miss Lydia, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Is there a geographical map? lol no seriously most of you know I have had a gander for over 5 yrs but just got a goose to go with him, now when do I look for breeding to start? she is 5 months now. I know it's different in different parts of the country.
     
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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    You are in NC, I would bet pre breeding activity in January and full on in February.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    My toulouse start laying in December here in TN. Maybe the hormones were contagious, because the sebs started breeding around then too, even though they did not lay until February.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    It could have been due to a warmer winter too.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The toulouse usually start laying in December here though- even when we had the really harsh winter a few years back.
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Hats interesting. Our Aficans will lay in December, Sebbies in January.
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Amy I do have to say that your production Toulouse are much nicer looking birds than photos I have seen of other production Toulouse.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thanks ya'll I am just wanting them to mate so they will become a pair. so Dec. Jan- Feb isn't too far. [​IMG]
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    You'll be getting eggs before you know it Lydia! My older birds are breeding again once in a while. I personally cannot wait til next hatching season!!!!


    They are from Metzer's 2006 French Import lines. Way better than I expected. I have had a few other breeds here and none are as big and hearty or lay as well.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Okay where are the pics? did I miss them? I'm looking forward to eggs Happy but mostly looking forward to bonding from my gander to this goose.
     

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