My female African Goose has a lump, is this normal?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Vicke Lynne41, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Vicke Lynne41

    Vicke Lynne41 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is very obvious as you can see in the pictures. Is this normal for geese? This female is the only one to have to lump. I am concerned about it. She is about 20 weeks old.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Yep, it's perfectly normal - enjoy your geese.
     
  3. Vicke Lynne41

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    Do you know why? I have never seen this and I have two other geese who do not have it. I am glad that it is normal, I was worried about a cyst or something worse.
     
  4. servpolice

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    Those two other geese are very likely to be males then ;)
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Agreed.
     
  6. Vicke Lynne41

    Vicke Lynne41 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had them sexed before I bought them. They said two were females and one was a male. One is much larger than the other two (if that matters). The larger one is the only one I see trying to mate with the other two (other than my male duck who mates with whatever he can mate with). The larger one also stands by the pond all the time as if "he" is guarding his ladies.
     
  7. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Do you have picture of your geese
     
  8. Vicke Lynne41

    Vicke Lynne41 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes lots of them :) The first one is the one that stands on "guard" all the time. The second one is the one with the lump.
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  9. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    oh yes you do have 2 geese and a gander.Chinese females usually develop a lobe but they can
     
  10. cogoose

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    I am the proud parent of an African Goose. They 'billed it' as FEMALE, but I got home and she's as big as my female Emden. How do I determine if this is a boy or girl? She/he is playing OK with the ducks. I put her/him in with my female Emden but she (Emden) turned away. I haven't let my male goose have a swing at him or her yet. I don't want the new babe to get PUMMELED if it is a boy.

    There is a knob. She/he doesn't act aggressive at all to anyone so far.......
     

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