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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 3:55 pm 
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i was just wondering how do you tell the difference between a goose and a gander :oops:

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Hi Andrew,

Look at the Stickys at the top of the Waterfowl forum. There is one on sexing ducks and geese with some excellent pictures. Vent sexing is the only way to be sure.

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What Nelly said. I recently found out our 3rd goose is actually a gander...

How we did it (helps to have 2 people):
Caught the goose.
Flipped him upside down,
Grab the tail and bend it towards the head
Press down on the abdomen, with one finger each side of the vent,
Some "waste" may come out, but eventually the vent will open up (compare to pictures in sticky).

If you have chinese , they are easy, you can use the head hump!!

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