Magpie Geese

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by peacock, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. peacock

    peacock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, does anyone have pictures of males or a way to be sure .a bird is a male, i have two females and can buy a male, but the guy who wants to sell the bird isn't sure about the sex after sexing. Does anyone perhaps have a breeding experience?

    Greetz
    Peacock
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm not a expert but I thought the only sexual dimorphic trait in these geese is that the Ganders are a tad bit larger than the females.
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to Peter Fulligar in Ducks, Geese, and Swans (2005), edited by Janet Kear, males are 30% larger and the knob is larger.

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  4. lobo

    lobo Out Of The Brooder

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    Male :elongated trachea palpable under the skin of the breast, usually on the left side. Female: the tracheal loop is absent
     
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