What’s the male goose?
The goose is a water bird belonging to the Anatidae family, just like ducks and swans. There are different breeds of geese, each with its own characteristics. Geese can be domestic or wild and are found in many natural habitats such as wetlands, marshes, lakes and ponds.
The term gander applies only to the males of domestic geese. He is usually larger and more imposing than the female, and his beak, plumage and legs are often different in color.
The breeding season for geese is usually in the spring and begins with nesting. Females lay their eggs in nests made of feathers, down and plant stems. The incubation period lasts about a month and when the chicks hatch, they are usually very active.
Greylag and geese, which are migratory species, gather in flocks to make their southward migration in the fall. Geese are often targeted by predators such as hunters or wild animals. This is why organizations such as the Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) work to protect these animals. Domestic goose farmers are also concerned about the safety of their flocks and use enclosures to prevent attacks.
Geese are beautiful avian animals found in many natural habitats. The gander is the male goose, which can be domestic or wild. Geese are exposed to many risks such as hunting or predator attacks, but organizations and breeders work to protect them and keep them safe.