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 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2007
    Kellyville, Oklahoma
    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 In 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.

    Mother Duck, And Ducklings.
  3. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    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

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    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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