Sex of our geese.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by clbarley, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. clbarley

    clbarley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So as my geese get older I am thinking more and more that I have two boys and one girl. We thought we were purchasing 2 girls and 1 boy but they look completely different!

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    These are he two that I think are male, they look pretty much alike.

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    I just realized this is the only picture I have of her....she is the one in the back I know you can not see her really well. But she has practically no knob and a thick white ring around her nose. I will try and get a better picture tonight.

    But any thoughts would be great.
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    females are shorter then males (very much so in this breed). Even our 2012 gander is now taller than his mom
     
  3. clbarley

    clbarley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! I will have to check that out! I have never noticed the "Boys" being taller!
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    if ours come up to the house this afternoon I will try and get a side by side to show the difference. Most days they are sleeping near our pool in the shade
     
  5. clbarley

    clbarley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I measured them this weekend and they are all the same height lol
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    ROFLMAO


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    Gander right, goose left. 1 yr old pair .......sold this past weekend and now gone
     
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  7. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I want to measure mine to see how tall they are, but they wont stand still! As they get older, the males are visually larger than the females, they also walk different, I've noticed. My goose takes longer strides, and my gander does this little marching / stomping thing when he walks, almost like he's strutting - and he bows his head, my mom said it looks like a candy cane, without the stripes. How old are your geese?
     
  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually males are larger and with a bolder head and larger beak knob. Our youngsters from this year show a distinct difference. You've probably got 2 males and 1 female. Ill try to find a pic for you tomorrow.

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    IN FOREGROUND A 2012 GANDER AND HIS SISTER TO LEFT.
    IN BACKGROUND THE PARENT AND GANDER LEFT, GOOSE RIGHT.
     
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