Urban legends...... Sexing geese (toulouse)

Discussion in 'Geese' started by missionsix, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

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    I have come across a few urban legends and was hoping to confirm a couple.
    Males are the "hissers"?
    Males have a broader neck?
    Males generally have a higher voice than the females?
    Can anyone confirm these, or, add to them?
     
  2. wadek2008

    wadek2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Males definitely hiss, but some will only during breeding season when they get aggressive. Males generally do have a longer, broader neck. Dont know about "higher" voice? What do you mean?
     
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like many generalizations there is a grain of truth in most of what you've stated. With that said however, they are individuals. One of my Buff hens has a neck that is thicker than one of my other Buff males. ALL of my geese can hiss. Often it is the males that lower their heads and hiss but not always. If its important that you be able to sex your geese accurately you'll have to vent sex or get one of the breeds that hatch in different colors based on gender.
     
  4. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought I read that the different sexes have different voices. By "higher", I mean, the pitch of the voice.
     
  5. catnip

    catnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male Buff's voice is "higher" than the females. Her voice is low and deep. She doesn't talk as much, he chatters quite a bit.

    But, that's just my geese. [​IMG]
     

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