who's the alpha male in my gaggle?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by thegoosegirl59, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. thegoosegirl59

    thegoosegirl59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 female chinese geese and 4 male chinese geese and I was wondering how I could tell alpha goose from the others? [​IMG]
     
  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Watch their behavior. One gander will stand out from the gaggle. He will usually be in front of them when they walk. He'll be the most dominant. He may also meet out discipline to the others. My Peter is the alpha in ours. His son, Cotton, is the beta, and then all the others are behind them.

    Laurie
     
  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    They will possibly fight in front of you, or yes the leader will lead.
     
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    Quote:so was my embden goose dominant over my african gander?
     
  5. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:so was my embden goose dominant over my african gander?

    could be she was! I had a pilgrim goose who was the leader of the pack even though she was the smallest. Her african gander was under her complete control!
     
  6. thegoosegirl59

    thegoosegirl59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help!
     

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