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Discussion in 'Geese' started by StormyMoon, May 9, 2011.

  1. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    Can a Pekin Duck mate with a Goose?

    We have seen him attempt many times and it appeared he got her several times but we aren't sure if anything can come of it.
    She is now sitting on 6 eggs are they just duds?
  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    I guess you will find out....[​IMG]
  3. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    Quote:I wonder if anyone has done it before?

    I would like to candle her eggs but she would snap my hand off.

    Here is Jelly Bean - Pekin and Gum Drop African Goose


    Gum Drop

    and them together

  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    Im afraid the eggs will be infertile [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
  5. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    Quote:Will she realize this and get off them? or should i take them away from her?
  6. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    A drake can mate with a goose (as you have observed), but no "gocklings" will come out of it. The eggs are infertile.

    She probably won't notice and might try and hatch them.

    I say take the eggs and eat them - that way they'll be put to good use. And you can save your goose from a month or more of exhausting setting.
  7. MsMelvin

    MsMelvin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2009
    I just went thru the same thing (darn ducky)...didn't want to take the eggs (candled to be sure there was no developement) and chance loosing her trust. Didn't want her setting for the entire month either. Luckily I was able to smoothly exchange a gosling for the entire nest of eggs and she was pleased to have the gosling. They are very happy and I was relieved to get the slightly smelly eggs out of the coop.

    Still don't know what to do with the duck though....as he nips at the little gander.

    Yea; folks were busting me about gucklings or dooses! Glad that did not end up to be the case.... : )
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    If you wanted ducklings or goslings, perhaps you could exchange her eggs for some fertile ones and let her hatch those?
  9. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    I don't know anyone around here that has goose eggs I will have to look around more and see what I can come up with she is our only goose.
    And the Jelly Bean is our only adult duck we have right now I bought more ducklings but they are too big to go under her now. I didn't know she was nesting until recently I noticed her not being around as much so we went looking for her and there she was sitting on eggs.

    Thanks for all the help [​IMG]

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