Male or Female

Discussion in 'Geese' started by allergymama, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, we got this goose as a day old on June 14. She was a lone goose in a nest of Muscovies and so we brought her home to live with our Welsh Harlequins (because he looked like he needed some love). The woman wasn't sure even what kind he was Embden or Toulouse...although that was kind of obvious from the color right away even as a day old. What I can't tell is whether he/she is male or female. Do geese get the little tail curl that ducks do when they are male? Everything I've looked at says that the males are "stockier" but having nothing to compare it to, that doesn't help me. In the picture she is 2 months old (can you guess I'm hoping it's a female?) Thank you in advance for any help! [​IMG]
     
  2. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, it looks like a chinese-cross. Most geese are notoriously difficult to tell, especially young ones. At this age it´s quite difficult.
     
  3. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That has to be a ChineseXEmbden since it is so dark and its beak
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Like living in Brazil said it is a Chinese cross for sure
     
  5. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    ChineseXtoulouse
     
  6. allergymama

    allergymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. They must have had a visitor. LOL Said they only had Embden and Toulouse on the farm. How old are they before you can tell if it's male or female?
     
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  7. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Or they may think they have toulouse, but maybe they´re already crosses.
    Male or female becomes more obvious as they get around 6 months or so, due to their behaviour, although servpolice will often have a good guess at it before then.
     
  8. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I think that the toulouseXchinese are hardest to predict the sex. Haha not if i have them myself and yes wait till it is older.
    Can you tell me if it is big or small so:/ and can you remember how fast the wings grew
     
  9. servpolice

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    At that angle it looks like ay female
     
  10. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, it´s always easier when we have them ourselves, as we can see better. Photos can be so deceptive.
     

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