how do you sex full sized geese?(PICS ADDED!)

Discussion in 'Geese' started by roocrazy, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    any tips? i just got a pair of tufted sebbies. yep there a cross im guessing. but i dont know if their boy or girl!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Please share pictures of them.
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    these are taken with my phone so not the greatest
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  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    OK. the one with the longer neck has the biggest "lobe" hanging from its bottom. has a higher voice. short one deep voice hisses, smaller lobe
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    The one that hisses is probably the boy. How cute with the little tufts!
     
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    well both of them have hissed but the shortnecked one has done it more
     
  7. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know this as well. I would love to know what my 2 geese are. It will make a difference come the spring if I know what to expect (fighting or loving). Haha. 2 females I think would be okay, one female one male would be ideal and 2 males would be the worst case scenario in case they want to mate with the ducks.
     
  8. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that bucket of water the only source of water for those geese?
     
  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The lobe is fat storage and I don't notice any difference in the lobe size between male and female. I see a difference in the size of the lobe between different breeds, which doesn't help you much.

    I had a goose refuse to eat while at a show and could see her lobe get much smaller. She got home and pigged out and now her lobe is huge and ready for winter, in case she decides to hibernate.
     
  10. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    no that is NOT their water!!! i just had them in their to take their picture. its my dogs usual pen and its been hot out(he likes to roll in mud and lay or try to lay in his water!!!!!)(drives me nuts!) but anyways the water was just cleaned after this pic. My dog, Huck, got a real bath two nights ago and got to sleep in my bed:) so he wasn't even out there. and i just got the geese that morning!
    so the male and female usually have the same size of lobe? i always thought the females would be bigger because of an "egg pouch" i am pretty puzzled!!!
    way of topic. but heres my buddy Huck!!
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