is one of my embden geese a male.?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Denhenduck, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Denhenduck

    Denhenduck New Egg

    Feb 16, 2014
    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?
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    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. :)

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know about geese wither but, Two Crows has the right idea
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]


    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 ............

    gander007 [​IMG]
  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

    Feb 16, 2014
    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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