I bought a breeding pair of mini Oregon Geese from Holderreads at the end of January. I have not observed any mating but the two are inseparable. They have a little pond to swim in. I understand they can mate in water. Is this correct? In April Bonnie laid her first egg and over the course of the week squirreled away a clutch of 4 eggs. She has been sitting on them since sometime around April 19th. Is it likely that these eggs are even fertile? Would she have abandoned them if they were clear? Do first year breeding pairs produce fertile eggs? Are Bonnie and I both in for a big disappointment? I have not removed the eggs from her to candle them as I am old and need both of my arms. Any advice appreciated.