The african and chinese goose thread!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ruffledfeathers1234, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Since no one answered on the breeding thread...how likely is it that my 7 month old chinese will lay eggs this season? The girls are all allowing the older gander to mate with them.
     

  2. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

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    I'd say 99.9999999% chance. [​IMG]
     
  3. WaterfowlWierdo

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    X2 Mine started laying in january and I got her in early june
     
  4. Good i thought they were just being little teenage tramps lol just kidding i knew chinese were quick to mature but just wanted to be sure
     
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  5. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Mine were born in April, and started laying the following January!
    Congrats, there may be goslings in your immediate future [​IMG]
     
  6. Iain Utah

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    My May/June Africans laid eggs the following February. Their eggs may not be fertile or strong developers initially, but should be fine by mid-season.
     
  7. I can use them for cooking or for my ornaments if they arent fertile. June 18-2013 was when these were hatched.
     

  8. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Usually hens lay at 8 months. If the boys are busy, a lot of people want geese! I always have a hard time giving the babies up.
    If they are mating, i bet you have fertile eggs.
    These aren't my pictures, but an awesome example
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  9. I havent seen an egg yet this year, ive been looking for a week now since i first saw them mating. Not even anything from my older geese neither. Im sure i will have some soon though. Im still not sure if i will incubate any this year i have a hard time letting them go. More than likely i will once i see others posting pics of goslings. Im supposed to send some eggs to RiverGoddess just as soon as they start laying, she is willing to be my guinea pig as far as shipping goes.
     
  10. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Mine started the 29th last year, but I have not seen active mating yet. They are pairing off tho.
    They are hard to ship, I tried buying eggs several times, and most of the air cells were detached on arrival.
    Best method I've seen is a whole lotta bubble wrap!
     

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