luke470

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Dec 21, 2016
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At the moment I've got 2 American Buff Ganders and a Cotton Patch Gander. (The Buffs are 3 yes old and the CP is 2)
If I introduce 2 goslings to them will they likely take care of the goslings?
 

pomnovice

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Jan 13, 2017
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Do NOT put goslings in with them. It's dangerous, as they will often become aggressive towards younger members of their species, specially males.
 

sourland

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Many years ago I had a 3 or 4 year old human imprinted gander. I purchased a half dozen goslings and placed them in an outside pen. He immediately came over and started 'talking' to them. He set up residence outside their pen. After 3 days I released them and he adopted them. The downside is that he came to prefer them over me and discovered that he was a goose. Eventually he paired with one of the geese and went on to raise his own goslings. In my experience, geese are generally protective of goslings; however, I would be very careful about introducing goslings to 3 ganders and would make it a very gradual, monitored introduction.
 

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