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Mating already?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by flockman, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Friends of mine went out of town for the new year and I watched their birds. They have embdens that hatched in July. My buffs were hatched in April. Today I saw their embdens mating. Mine haven't started yet. I thought that this is a little early for mating in Northern Indiana. Maybe the embdens mature faster than buffs.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm in western NC and not seeing any mating yet from my Embden gander and Toulouse goose. Seems a little young doesn't it?
     
  3. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I thought. I was expecting mine to wait till February. I thought that 6 month old geese mating in Northern Indiana on January 1st was very early and young. This is my first year with geese so I am learning a lot. I don't see mating here I just see a very protective gander who doesn't want his goose getting very far from him.
     
  4. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that some people's geese start in January. But you may be right, Flockman, maybe Emdens mature faster [​IMG]
     

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