Please help identify

Discussion in 'Geese' started by jklinger2, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. jklinger2

    jklinger2 New Egg

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    Hi, new first time duck and goose owner. Purchased from someone who thought ducks were all male, unsure of breed and no idea on geese. After looking at breed pictures I can't identify breed of duck, maybe a mix. The geese I think maybe a Chinese and the white maybe Ehmden? Anyone have a guess[​IMG] as to sex or breeds for those of you who have experience with either. Any input is appreciated. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! Embden[white] and Chinese and your ducks could be Mag pie lovey group you got..


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  3. jklinger2

    jklinger2 New Egg

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    Thank you, any guesses on sex? The ducks have little curls at too of tail feathers and a raspy quack. The geese don't rally have any prominent feature that I can tell. I don't really care to vent sex at this time. Was just curious if I might be having eggs at some point.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Curled tail feathers and raspy quack means drakes.Females quack loud.

    I have an Embden gander but I cannot say for sure if yours are female or gander I will take a wild guess and say female but lets see what @jchny2000 thinks especially with the Chinese/African ?
     
  5. jklinger2

    jklinger2 New Egg

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    Ok thanks
     
  6. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    I think you have a pair of embden. Male and Female.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @jchny2000 is the other goose a Chinese or African? I have seen yall talk about hatchery African so I am confused.

    and @jklinger2 Embden ganders can be a handful during breeding season. so you'll need to be very careful if you have small children and actually you need to be careful too. It's all very normal behavior they are very protective but they can also carry it to extreme.
     
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  8. jklinger2

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    Ok thanks for warning. I need to research. We are setting up a duck house for them this weekend and will see if we get any eggs. I'll just have to watch closely because I have no idea how old they are.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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    I don't know if your in the US or else where but goose breeding season is usually in late winter through late spring. Mine start here in the mountains of NC in Feb and breeding ends in June. Eggs will come after breeding season starts. Goose eggs are very tasty too. [​IMG] @jklinger2
     
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  10. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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