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Male or female goose

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

  1. emorris92

    emorris92 New Egg

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    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

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    Sounds like a female...
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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! Premium Member

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    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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