My American Buffs - male or female/is the lobe a indicator???? - pictures -

Discussion in 'Geese' started by GermanChick, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    My American Buffs turned 18 weeks and are starting to be all grown up. I got them from Metzers and they are supposed to be 2 males and 2 females. I am a little bit confused about the lobe / belly fat and if that is a indicator of gender. First year with geese so I still have to learn ;-)

    Here are some pictures….

    I think that this is definitely a male.The biggest of all and he just looks like a boy to me …… When it's time to go in the coop he is always last and makes sure everybody is in ;-)

    I have two slightly smaller ones that are having two big lobes. I just call it "fluffy pants" ;-) Looks like female to me…..

    As big as the first one but has one lobe???

    So……. is a lobe a indicator of gender and if so what's up with the goose with the one lobe????

    And just for fun a group shot
  2. rascally

    rascally Chirping

    Apr 19, 2014
  3. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Songster

    Hi German chick. I don´t have Buffs, so off-hand, I can´t say if the ganders of this breed have lobes or not. Some breeds do.
    I´d say the first pic is a male, the second pic female, the third pic male. I´m going by their carriage. Just watch the behaviour of the one in question..he may just be a gander of quieter nature. Watch how he moves in comparison to the others that you´re sure about. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

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