Sexing African Geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Gatekeeper, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a trio at least one is laying. How do you tell the males from females?

    Thanks
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  2. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try and vent sex them. (I seen how to do it in books and some websites). I think that would be the only way unless you break them all up into separate pens and see for certain just who is and isn't laying the eggs. I got lucky and have a pair. The only way I knew for certain was when they started breeding and she started laying. [​IMG] The gander is larger though, and has a dewlap that she doesn't have. His neck is much thicker and he just looks altogether more masculine.
    Have you seen any mating activity? Hopefully you have a trio. I've heard once you determine who is who, (or should I say, what), you should band them so that you can tell at a glance in the future and not have to go through all the trying to determine all over again.
     

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