Just a FFA girl needing some help with geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Gooseluvergurl, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Gooseluvergurl

    Gooseluvergurl In the Brooder

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    Does anyone know how to tell a goose from a gander?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    I believe @Miss Lydia shared a video once to a question I asked a few months back. Hopefully she can share it again.
     
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  3. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Wrangling Ducks

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    Hi there! Here’s a video that should help you out a bit:


    Typically, males are larger with longer necks, females are (depending on breed) usually darker tinted than males. Of course, vent sexing is an option as well.
     
  4. Vent sexing is about the only 100% certain way but on adult geese can be difficult.

    Some breeds can be sexed by certain characteristics. For example there is a difference between the male and female nobs in African and Chinese geese. I have Toulouse geese and the males tend to be a bit taller than the females, have thicker necks and their neck feathers tend to be a bit ruffled in appearance.

    Otherwise, the only way to be sure, is to wait for one of them to lay and egg.
     
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  5. aliciaplus3

    aliciaplus3 Crowing

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    Thank you very much! Gooseluvergurl is my Dd and we have had a tough time trying to decide if she has a pair or 2 geese or 2 ganders?? This will help
     
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  6. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Free Ranging

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    Post a picture and we'll take a look and a guess!
     
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  7. aliciaplus3

    aliciaplus3 Crowing

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    20191110_173110.jpg 20191110_173214.jpg 20191110_173309.jpg 20191110_173357.jpg 20191110_173231.jpg the 2 in question
     
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  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Look like two females to me. How old?
     
  9. aliciaplus3

    aliciaplus3 Crowing

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    Hatched may I think? I think they look like the same gender.
     
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  10. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I also see two females. (Not speaking from a ton of experience; I have four geese and I read and watched sexing videos obsessively for a while.)

    I've not been able to find any studies/information online, but my embden female feathered out rather more quickly than the male did. (Hoover Hatchery stock) Anyone else notice anything like that?
     
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