Top Calmest Male Geese? Question n opinions pls

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ChampionAlex, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. ChampionAlex

    ChampionAlex Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2012
    Ive been thinking about getting a male geese for my females. But I am considering some things.
    Which geese are the best to have that wont be aggressive during mating season? I would like a male geese
    that would be calm toward me and my other ducklings year around. So please name me three geese that you prefer I buy, thanks !
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    My Pilgrim gander and Sebastapol gander have never been aggressive toward me, but I did hand raise them. When a stranger visits the most they will do is honk louder and pull at the stranger's jeans a few times. However, they will chase my swans around some, but they pretty much coexist fine. When I had ducks in the same area with the geese, I never noticed problems. They just stayed out of each other's way. I think if you have enough room, it could work out. You just might need to put down an extra food bowl, in case the gander chases the ducks away from one of them.
  3. ChampionAlex

    ChampionAlex Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2012
    Thanks for the feedback appreciate it !
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    ANY gander of ANY breed has the potential to turn into a Dr Jekel/Mr Hyde when it comes to breeding season. Even the most mild manored sebastopol ganders can at times become naughty boys to protect their girls and nesting area. A sweet gander during the year could be sweet during breeding season, or be a gander you dont turn your back on. You wont know this until you have them and you get into a full blown breeding season.
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I have Toulouse and Sebastopols. The toulouse have a much longer breeding season, so the ganders are cranky 3 times as long as the sebastopol boys.
  6. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    I have American Buffs. My gander has been fine for most of the year. Children only need to open their arms and he backs down. As breeding season gets closer Little children are not allowed around them. Today one of the barn cats got too close to Natasha and Boris attacked the cat. He only let go of her when I intervened. Ganders can be difficult.

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