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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Hi All

I just picked up 8 Sebastopol's today and would like to be able to sex them. I have watched a video on Youtube on vent sexing ducklings and goslings, but my geese are young adults and I understand it is a bit more difficult. Unfortunately, the video on vent sexing adults that I veiwed is not very clear. The diagrams seem to mean nothing to me and I would prefer some photos or videos.

I did have a go at vent sexing the geese and I think I have 3 ganders and 5 geese.

Is some one able to pretty please post images or a video, it would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Sarah, I'm sorry that you haven't had any pics yet but I did find this form the NSW DPI. It contains some pics showing what to look for when vent sexing older geese, and a description of what to do. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/poultry/species/geese-raising/egg-production

Hopefully some goose people who have actually vent sexed adult geese will be along at some point to help out with advice :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:15 pm 
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from the waterfowl sticky on sexing geese viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7957778&p=108831#p108831

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Sarah , for an adult goose you need at least 2 people . Hold the bird on its back on a bench if you can ( This is where a third person comes in handy to restrain wings, neck etc . ) Then just a matter of manipulating the vent as per for young birds . Indentifcation is a lot easier in adult birds for obvious reasons . Sebastopols unlike some of the other breeds have no obvious external male/female traits hence you need to vent sex .
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:21 pm 
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hey Zaraque
have you tried the vent sexing on your sebastopols as yet?
we too have them and i am curious as to the difficulty. ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:02 pm 
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mature geese are extremely easy to sex
you only need to vent sex yearling birds that havent fully developed.
it's a one person job, but assistance never goes astray,
i sit on a stool with the bird over my knee and neck tucked against my ribs with upper part of my arm. this puts the birds head behind you.
you control one wing against the birds body and yours, and the forearm of the arm used to secure the head/neck runs between the birds body and wing and over the leg,lay the forearm of your free arm over the birds other leg and your hands are free to work around the vent area
thumb and two fingers forward of the vent and gently slid them back toward the vent.
you'll see and feel a bulge forming at the vent, this is the ganders genitals.
young birds you need to open the vent and exposed the genitals.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Thanks all for your help, I think I got it now.

They are suppose to be approx 12 mnths old.


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