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Sexing (White & Grey) African Geese at a Glance

You will often read that the knobs on top of an African's bill are significantly larger in males than females. This is helpful if you see a very large knob, but a mediocre or small knob does not necessarily mean you are looking at a hen; other factors will need to be considered.

Full grown males usually weigh approximately 20 lbs

Full grown females usually weigh approximately 18 lbs.

Males have higher-pitched voices than females. Males tend to be quite vocal and louder than females.
 
Meanwhile, females are not nearly as musical as males and have a lower-pitched and monotone voice. They make a sound that is often referred to as an "oink." If you pinch your nose and say "Oink" in a low voice, you'll get the idea.
 
Gander(left) and Goose (right)
--Domestic Duck & Geese In Colour by Michael Roberts
 
 
Jabberwocky is a white African Gander
 
 
 

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