My guy has decided that our gander is a complete jerk, but I don't agree. Thought I'd run my theory by the super-wise goose folks on this forum. Sweet Boy hasn't been very sweet since about the two month mark. He is currently going on four month old. Over the last couple months, he's become quite standoffish. Doesn't want to be touched or approached. Two of our females are quite sweet, and one is slightly standoffish. Over the last couple weeks, it seems that the gander has been testing his boundaries... Seeing what he can get away with. It started with the occasional hiss through the fence, though he'd stop right quick and come running if he saw we had treats. Now, it's nearly daily that he hisses at one of us through the fence. One minute, he's gently eating grass from our hands, and the next, he tries to stick his head through the fence and bite. The funny thing is, if I loudly tell him NO or hiss back, he stops immediately. Also, he doesn't do anything aggressive if I'm in the yard with them (much braver when there's a fence between us... Lol). My theory is that he's seeing what he can get away with, and trying to be the bigger, meaner goose. Especially since he gives up when I don't put up with his attitude. What do you think? Is my gander just a "jerk", or is he trying to fit us into his goosey pecking order?