Sexing geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rennie, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "ganders have blue eyes and geese brown eyes"

    I found this quote while trying to find out how to sex geese .. Is there any truth in this ?



    The geese we have are due to start laying and dont know if they are all female or not ... If i find out that some might be male I might try hatching some of the eggs
     
  2. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pilgrims are that way.I dont know about the Buff I wiil have to look.
     
  3. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i have pilgrims so ill have a look tomorrow to see what colour eyes they have ...if they let me get close enough - evil things!!
     
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Doesnt work that way with Toulouse. Their eyes are the same. Gotta flip them over to sex them! Terri O in WI
     
  5. roboboy

    roboboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nor does it work with embdens as they both have blue eyes and both sexes of my africans have brown eyes.
     
  6. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    whoops
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In fact most white geese have blue eyes and most non-white geese have non-blue eyes. there are bound to be exceotions to any rule.
     
  8. TedsFarms

    TedsFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wait a few months and note which birds like to be on top. Make a note, yup that must be a male.
     
  9. funkyboots

    funkyboots Out Of The Brooder

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    i was told you can tell by the folds they have between their legs but i normally go by build, length and thickness of necks (boys longer) in mine the gosling boys have longer necks and of course as they get older they get the nobble/ridge on the beak
     

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