i want a couple of ducks but cant tell them from geese any way to tel

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by djwingo, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. djwingo

    djwingo Out Of The Brooder

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    ok me and my son want a couple of ducks but cant find any everyone has geese for sale i cannot tell the diff in a baby goose and a baby duck any idea on ways to tell or any pics i could show my son? thanks
     
  2. Duck-Madx

    Duck-Madx Out Of The Brooder

    The Beaks Of The Duck And Goose are rather differnet in shape. Geese, I guess have a slightly pointed end.
    Kind Of hard to explain.
    Here's A Few Pictures, hopefully when you get what i mean you'll be able to tell the differnece rather quickly.

    3 geese, and gosling.
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    Mother Duck, And Ducklings.
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  3. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    Baby ducks quack, and not nearly as much as baby geese. Try saying whit, whit, whit if it responds it is a gosling. The ducklings will say nothing back.
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    The nares (nostrils) on a duckling are closer to their eyes and on a gosling farther away. Also, a gosling will want your attention worse than a puppy. and a duckling will like you when you are feeding them (mostly, anyway) LOL
     

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