Nesting behavior

Jul 9, 2020
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I have two Emdens I thought were a pair but today the one I was sure was the gander built a nest. I can't find much info on whether that is normal for the gander. He has also recently started doing the submissive squat that the other has been doing for a while. I don't really know that it is the submissive squat or just the "pet me" squat, but it is very similar to what the chickens do.
I'm pretty sure he's a gander based on the aggression and trying to mate everything except the goose. I guess I'll know if I start to get eggs from one or both. Just wondering if anyone else has seen a gander with these behaviors.
 

Goosebaby

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Well usually the girls do do the “come hither” squat, but ganders sometimes also like to build nests and sometimes sit on eggs for a few minutes, girls can sometimes be very bossy and aggressive too so welcome to the often confusing world of goose gender norms!

Seriously I’d lean to it being a girl because of the squat but you never know.
 

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