What do I have here?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by AllyRodrigues, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chirping

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    Is it a Toulouse? Picked this guy up from the auction about 2 weeks ago. He obviously needs a friend. He's shy, but not at all grumpy. He likes our small pond and tries to hang out with the chickens and our dog, strangely.

    I am relatively new to chickens and this is certainly our first goose! How will I know if this is a male or female when looking for a friend?

    I'll try to get better pictures soon!

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  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

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    Her certainly looks like a Toulouse [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:Beautiful!! Congrats. [​IMG]
     
  4. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

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    Why does your friend care what sex your goose is? [​IMG]

    At any rate with knobless geese you have to vent sex to be sure. Do a search on that, the directions have been posted many times. If that one snapshot is any indication of it all the time I'd guess gander, but behavior isn't always accurate so you'll need to vent sex anyway.
     
  5. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

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    Quote:I think she means getting a mate for the goose [​IMG]
     
  6. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chirping

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    Quote:LOL..I should have been clear..looking for a goose friend for this goose. If I'm just looking for company for this goose, does the gender/type matter?
     
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

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    Ahhh, now that makes more sense. [​IMG]

    If you have two ganders there is more likely to be fighting, but it's not necessarily the case. The closest bonded two geese I've ever had were two ganders. They had their pick of many females but chose to bond (and mate) with only one another. I ended up having to get rid of one of the ganders because they would not choose someone else if they could see or hear one another. I've also however, had ganders decide they needed to fight for hours for no apparent reason. If you have a female there it won't matter what sex the other goose is, if it's a male it would be a good idea to get him a female mate just in case.
     
  8. echix

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    Looks like my Toulouse gander LOUIE! Probably a gander.
     
  9. pete55

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    x 2 [​IMG]
     
  10. crj

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    Quote:I don't know but it sure is a prettey goose!
     

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