Male or female goose

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by emorris92, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. emorris92

    emorris92 New Egg

    Feb 22, 2016
    In starting to think what was a male goose is now a female can you help me? I have had a what I thought was a mating pair of geese for a year now. In the past few days I noticed my "male" acting funny and running under my porch a lot. I went to investigate and "he" was setting on 4 eggs and plucking feathers to put in the nest. "He" also would cover the nest before leaving to hide the eggs. I have candled the eggs and they are not fertile. The reason I suspected the goose was a male to begin with was cause he would hump my leg if I sat down and also seemed very dominate compaired to the other. I am now wondering if I have two females??? Help
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    Sounds like a female...
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    could you get some fertile eggs any breed, and swap out the duds for good ones? Broodies work hard to hatch out chicks and raise them -it's a shame if she'd put in time and effort on eggs that will never hatch.
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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