This Gandie and Goosie actually 2 Gandies?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by shanlung, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. shanlung

    shanlung Just Hatched

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    I have this friend, a gentleman on a gentleman farm in Johore,, Malaysia about 20++ acres of fruit trees and with some chickens. I believe that what he pride to be his Chinese Goose Gandie and Goosie might well be two Gandies. Especially as no goose eggs seen ever since those two came about 10 months ago. [​IMG]

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    Am asking you guys to confirm that these two are actually gandies and not likely to lay goose eggs.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They sure look like ganders. and beautiful ones but since I don't have this breed. So lets see if @jchny2000 would advise.

    Welcome to BYC! @shanlung
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is a lot easier to compare when you have a female.They are smaller,have smaller nobs,and almost have a quack sound.
     
  4. shanlung

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    ThetwoRoos,

    Thank you. Since we do not have other geese, and I suspected the original seller of the geese as unknowledgable in selling what appeared to be two gandies and insisting he sold us goosie and gandie, His reputation (whatever of it) on the line. I make use of other postings here such as above showing a gandie and 3 goosie. It was on viewing that I took photos a week ago to approach other gurus here. The calls of the farm goosie and gandie sounded almost the same. While goslings might be a bit far fetch, I thought after a year or so, goose eggs should be evident but no goose eggs found. I suspect never be found with those two gandies.
     
  5. Knob size is the general rule but even using that it can be difficult to tell. I have owned both colors of Chinese over the years. Here are a few examples of mine.

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    Goose and gander
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    As you can see they all can be different sizes. All were around two years old in these pics.
    Chinese ganders tend to be up right with their bills in the air and loud. Kind of an arrogant creature.
     
  6. shanlung

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    Ha ha ha! My friend now busy trying to look for two goosies. I was thinking of requesting a recipe for a gandie but I guess this forum not a suitable place to make my request.
     
  7. Type in "goose recipes" in the search bar on this site. Some on here do eat their birds.
     
  8. shanlung

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    I been through the recipes here. And I was thinking how to approach my friend with the recipe when I received bad news an hour ago from him.
    His Gandie is no more with us. We were pondering what happened as the dogs (about a dozen) on the farm got on well with the geese and the chickens for about a year now. I felt that perhaps
    an old wild boar that I have seen in the farm might have done Gandie in.

    Or perhaps a stray dog came in and chomp on Gandie pulling off a leg. Happened in the space of ten minutes when Ismail, his man friday was away with the dogs chasing monkeys away.
    I and my friend will miss Gandie.

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  9. shanlung

    shanlung Just Hatched

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    Ganti (Malay for replacement) replaced Gandy, rip.

    I think I will not hold my breath waiting for goose eggs to be laid at the farm, not to talk about pitter patter of goslings feets.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @shanlung Very sorry about gandie and beautiful goose for replacement. One thing to think about is temperament of ganders especially during breeding season. They will go after and provoke even the most docile dogs who may have even tolerated them at other times. I do not allow my gander and his mate to be left alone with my dogs during breeding season, ganders don't use common sense during this time of the year. They are ornery and protective to the point they can loose their lives.
     

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