Is it normal?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by reecey, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. reecey

    reecey In the Brooder

    Aug 18, 2013
    My neighbour has a male goose that hangs with the ducks and previously kicked out of the goose gang. He really thinks he is a duck and is now mating with them. Is that normal and will her eggs get fertilised by him?
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    if no female goose is around and he is in breeding season yes they can try and breed ducks. It can also injur or kill the ducks and no her eggs wont be fertile.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Might depend on breed of duck too, My Embden gander mated for about 5 yrs with my Muscovy ducks and no one was injured.
  4. RURU

    RURU Songster

    Jan 25, 2011
    Troy, Missouri
    My Coop
    Just my opinion but I would not let the gander breed the geese. Time to separate the ducks from the gander... That is what I would do in breeding season.
  5. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    I agree with Miss Lydia. My muscovy drakes are about the same size as my ganders, but the muscovy penis is huge, the gander not. Can´t imagine it would do any damage. As for near-drowning, there´s no difference! And if the muscovies don´t like it, it´s not as if they can´t escape! Mine run like the clappers when the young drakes are trying to get them, the ganders would have no chance! I got rid of an extremely randy muscovy drake that was trying to mount my geese, though, he terrified them, they couldn´t out-run him.

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