White Embden Geese Questions picture added

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DUccleDude, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got three White Embden Goslings, they are 10 days old, I was just wondering if there is a way of telling if they are male or female. Also these are my first geese, so what age will they start laying. Thanks
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  2. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vent sexing [​IMG]

    As a beginner you'll end up knowing 100% you have a male (they already have the boy bits when you check), or maybe a female (if you can't get the bits to protrude then you're either not doing something right or it's a female).
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Females also have some dark color downed at hatch. Males are mostly yellow.
     
  4. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does that work for? I got a clutch of Embden goslings that were a week old and some almost looked like Pomeranians since their markings were so dark (identical to the last picture of an Embden gosling on the Feather Site page). I was really hopeful that they'd be females, but a couple of them are very definitely little boys. I read somewhere that you can sex Embdens by down color a day after they hatch, but after that it isn't as reliable.
     
  5. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 of them are darker and one is yellow I will try to get pictures later. If that doesn't work I will try the vent sexing.
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:For about the first 14 days what she said. After that, you have to vent sex or wait for them to grow to adults.

    The ones who lay the eggs are the geese.
     
  7. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of them. There is one that is lighter the other 2 are darker

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  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Looks like maybe two girls and a boy?
     
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I would say 2 girls and a boy also.
    Mine started laying about a year old.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Agreed - girl, boy, girl. [​IMG]
     

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