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Sexing Sebastopols

Discussion in 'Geese' started by millebantam, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. millebantam

    millebantam Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Little Rhody
    I was recently fortunate enough to buy 3 young adult Sebastopols at a livestock auction. Is there any way to determine the sex of them without vent sexing them? Are there any subtle physical differences, or sound or behavior patterns to watch for?

    I'm new to geese and wouldn't know how to vent sex if someone had a gun to my head. Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    How old are they? Males,of course tend to be larger with thicker necks. Females have lower voices. There are lots of behavioral differences, HOWEVER until they are comfortable in their new home and with you, it's a guessing game. If you have a mix you may pick up the differences, if you have all of one sex you won't know until spring. Enjoy them! They are the best!

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