Hello all, I'm looking for some insight and experience selecting geese as breeding stock. I am going to order my first goslings this spring. I am thinking I will order 6 straight run and hope to end up with a breeding trio (two females and one male.) I've googled and checked a number of different reference books and they never indicate when to make the cull (I would likely eat the remaining three culled birds.) A single British reference found via google has indicated that geese mate up in the autumn and therefore it is best to make the selections in the fall. So my questions, assuming I purchase the goslings in the late spring/early summer: The selection of breeding animals should occur at what age? and/or time of year? At that age/time of year, will I be able to reliably determine the genders of American Buff (the breed I'm thinking of selecting for my home flock) without having to utilize vent sexing? Thank you for sharing your experiences.