How long till Chinese geese develop the 'knob" on top of their head?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by farmgirljen, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. farmgirljen

    farmgirljen In the Brooder

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    I got a chinese gossling in my order from cackle hatchery the end of April, I am wondering how long it takes them to develop the knob- it appears that a bulge is forming....Also, how can you sex a goose?
     
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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm not sure about when they will develop the knobs, but the males' knob will be larger.
     
  3. Windchyme

    Windchyme Silkies n Sebs

    Quote:They slowly develop it and it won't get full sized until they are well over a year old. At least that is what happened with my knobbed female.

    Paula
     
  4. Emily sprouse

    Emily sprouse In the Brooder

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    These are my geese.
    Believed to be a goose and gander.
    I was told they are white Chinese geese, but I don't see a knob? They are about 5 months old maybe?

    Then I was told they are possibly embdem geese 20170903_112748.jpg 20170903_112825.jpg
     
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

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    It takes them about 8 months to a year to really develope knobs heres my two at 6 years old
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  6. Emily sprouse

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    From the looks of my photos do you think they're white Chinese or embdem?
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

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    They are def chinese geese
     
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  8. Emily sprouse

    Emily sprouse In the Brooder

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    And also I do believe I have a male and a female. The believed gander does have a longer kneck and their is a size difference already.
    Can you confirm just by the photo
     
  9. Poultrybonkers

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    If they are a pair the gander will always be infront of the female
     
  10. Emily sprouse

    Emily sprouse In the Brooder

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    He is for the most part. Unless I happen to make a quick turn.
    But these guys are still rather young. Id say maybe 5 months old if that.
     

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