Vent sexing

erehwon

Chirping
Sep 6, 2019
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Today we managed a new first, after watching many internet videos the time had come to attempt to vent sex three of our geese, all had hit the seven month mark and obviously the geese knew what was coming and decided to play hard to get rather than coming up and talking to us as usual, still after a short game of chase and catch down to business, surprisingly we had no issues apart from all three being males so two will have to end up in the freezer. Another brick added to the wall of knowledge we are slowly building. What was more pleasing was the fact we had guessed they were all males from watching their behaviour, next month we have two more to do, our guess is one male and a female so a pair will be retained to hopefully breed next year if all goes well.
 

Sagey_7878

Songster
Sep 1, 2017
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Australia
Today we managed a new first, after watching many internet videos the time had come to attempt to vent sex three of our geese, all had hit the seven month mark and obviously the geese knew what was coming and decided to play hard to get rather than coming up and talking to us as usual, still after a short game of chase and catch down to business, surprisingly we had no issues apart from all three being males so two will have to end up in the freezer. Another brick added to the wall of knowledge we are slowly building. What was more pleasing was the fact we had guessed they were all males from watching their behaviour, next month we have two more to do, our guess is one male and a female so a pair will be retained to hopefully breed next year if all goes well.
Good job!
 

erehwon

Chirping
Sep 6, 2019
37
133
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You can’t vent sex geese that old... do you have pictures of them?
Two out of three are in the freezer!

https://www.cuteness.com/article/tell-male-female-geese-apart

"Geese are mature at 7 months and this is the best time to identify the sex of the bird, according to the Department of Primary Industries. A team of people is recommended, one to hold the bird and one to gently push the goose's tail toward the head while pressing without force on the abdomen to coax the bird into relaxing and exposing the vent. If it's a male, a corkscrew-shaped penis should be exposed."

Just one of the articles we read before doing this, many more on YouTube and Internet searches state the same that 7 months is the best time though some state it can be done at 6 months.
 

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