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

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

  1. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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….

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    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 ;-)

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

    NOW HERE IS THE ONE I QUESTION….
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    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
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  2. rascally

    rascally Out Of The Brooder

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  3. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    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]
     
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