is one of my embden geese a male.?

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  1. Denhenduck

    Denhenduck New Egg

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    Can anyone help me with a question, I have two embden geese they are two years old. I got them last May, and I had no more than a dozen eggs, and never two in one day..Ive seen them treading, they look the same size and have the same colour bill/beak...can anyone tell if one is a male?
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I don't know anything about geese. But you can post this question in the geese section here of BYC for some info. Always helps to include a pic too. :)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/47/geese

    Good luck with your babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know about geese wither but, Two Crows has the right idea
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

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  6. gander007

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    The only way I can tell is to catch them laying an egg, now
    this close on is a female but I thought she was a male for
    several years but after pinning them up one each to a cage
    and watching which one produce an egg was I able to tell
    then put a band on the leg ........ In size she was larger
    then what turned out to be the male ............



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  7. Looks like two females to me! Although that breed of goose is hard to tell. The males usually have a little larger thicker head.

    Welcome to BYC from Riverside California. [​IMG]
     
  8. Denhenduck

    Denhenduck New Egg

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    Im hoping that the egg laying this year will be a bit more regular,and I will get two eggs in one day,to be certain. I think their laying was disrupted as I recieved them in the middle of laying season.
     
  9. They usually lay pretty good! I do not raise geese anymore but I have at different times in my life and really liked them.

    Eggs are delicious also!
     

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