Who's the Daddy?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Larksy, May 22, 2019.

  1. Larksy

    Larksy Hatching

    May 22, 2019
    My Emden goose recently hatched four goslings. Three are yellow with tinges of gray, while one is yellow with slightly darker markings. I initially believed the father was my young Emden gander, as he was always protecting her nest. But now I'm starting to wonder because of the markings of the one chick. I do own three aged, mixed-breed ganders who have appointed themselves guardians of the goslings. My question is, are eggs in a clutch all typically fertilized by the same gander?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I don't know for sure in geese, but most poultry are opportunist breeders, so if another male could mate with the female it will. Eggs can be fertilized by different males.

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