sexing embden geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by steve25, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. steve25

    steve25 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2white embden geese,and one of them has much smaller eyes.the one with bigger eyes seems more dominate.could it be that the one with smaller eyes is the female
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Since I only have one Embden and he's a gander I can't help you on the eye size, but most ganders stand taller with their heads held high, My gander walks around with his head held so high he rarely watches where he's going and has been known to step into buckets/ on to ducks and basically trip over things. and ganders are larger than geese also. what age are your geese, breeding season is starting up so if old enough you should be noticing changes in behavior, more aggressive protective of his mate. Oh and Loud My gander is very vocal, My Toulouse goose if much quieter which is another trait difference.
     
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    Thanks that is helpful. the mail is definitely more aggressive and hold his head high
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Okay now your going to have to go to the Embden thread especially for this breed and post some pics... [​IMG]
     
  5. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a funny post Miss L!!! I've seen the same thing with the ganders and then they act lkike they really meant it to happen.
     
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    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Steve25....she means it. Take lots of pictures and post them.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

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    I know it's hilarious H how they can recover so quickly like they are thinking I meant to step into that bucket or tromp on the duck. LOLwell he probably did mean to tromp on the duck really. [​IMG]
     
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    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I can see that, lol! A couple of mine did it to one of the poor little mallards the other day. Brats! He got his own back though, when he got up he ran over and bit one of their 'ankles'. Somedays it's like being a playground monitor I swear!
     
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