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28jen28

  • Joined Jun 2011
geese
« on: July 03, 2011, 07:52:47 pm »
how hard is it to sex geese? also how old do u think these are

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: geese
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 08:06:10 pm »
I would say they are less than 2 weeks old and sexing is difficult. They are very cute  :)

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Cairngorms
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: geese
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 08:50:27 pm »
I have no idea how to sex geese, but gosh that photo is lovely,  :wave:

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: geese
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011, 09:20:21 pm »
It's hard to tell until they are almost adult, then their general shape will tell you. The geese are lower to the ground with a sort of "pouch" in front and the ganders are more upright and alert looking. Hope this helps :-\

piggy

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: geese
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 09:30:59 pm »
Sorry not sure how old they are they look lovely though,i would say older than 2 weeks,you will have to wait a while for this method but here goes on a female goose the undercarrage is much lower to the point on some of my females it nearly touchs the floor,the males is alot higher and a different shape,sorry if that doesnt make sence but if you compare the 2 it will.

28jen28

  • Joined Jun 2011
Re: geese
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 09:37:16 pm »
thanks for the relies thought it was a case of wait and see. they are very cute and at the moment very friendly

piggy

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: geese
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 09:51:30 pm »
Meant to ask what sort of geese are they,just being nosey as mine dont look like that.

28jen28

  • Joined Jun 2011
Re: geese
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 10:19:23 pm »
meant to be embden

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: geese
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 10:30:44 pm »
I have an Embden gosling and I would reckon those in your pic arent much older than 2 weeks, the growth rate is un-bel-ievable! Mine is prob a couple of weeks older and even saw off one of the adults today (which you dont do lightly). Hes already much more of a goosey adult shape altho his neck and head are still small and fluff not feathers yet.

princesspiggy

  • Guest
Re: geese
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011, 12:33:16 am »
id take a punt at 3 weeks max. we sexed ours by behaviour, the males came towards u and the females moved away from u.

gem

  • Guest
Re: geese
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2011, 10:39:39 am »
how hard is it to sex geese? also how old do u think these are

2-3wks you should start to be able to get an idea of what you have from week 4 onwards, the gander has a slighly more cobby head. its more visible in some breeds than others. their is a slight difference in temperament in the gander-gosling, they are often but not always a bit more forward going and affectionate. this is just my personal observation.

 

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