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  • Joined May 2021
goose or gander?
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:19:10 pm »
we kept back a couple of geese from xmas last year ( a goose and a gander - or so we thought).  We are now getting 2 eggs, not everyday, but always laid together, so we assumed we have 2 girls instead.  However, whilst we were sitting on the patio the other night having a peaceful beer, the one started treading the other and we were subjected to a prolonged display of goose porn!!  2 weeks on and we are still getting 2 eggs nearly every other day and also daily displays of poultry porn - what is going on??? I want to turn them upside down and sex them but im told you can damage them doing this....


  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: goose or gander?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 10:21:08 am »
As long as you are careful when you tip them you should be fine.


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: goose or gander?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 12:49:57 pm »
I think you will find they are both female.  Dominant behaviour, which is what treading is, displayed by one female over the other in the absence of a male, is normal, and does not mean that one female has changed sex, or that a male is laying eggs  ;D   On the other hand, if you see the whole whangdoodle, corkscrew or whatever, during treading, then you have one male and one female who lays a lot of eggs  :idea:  No need to tip them, just observe the action.
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  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: goose or gander?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 01:21:11 pm »
Agree with Fleecewife. My females often tread each other too, and they have two ganders in the flock to choose from!


  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: goose or gander?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 01:36:17 pm »
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett


  • Joined May 2021
Re: goose or gander?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 09:26:42 pm »
thanks all  - tomorrow i am looking for a whangdoodle!!!!!  #fleecewife - i frickin love it!!!  :roflanim:


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