Waterfowl terminology

  • Below is a brief explanation of the terms used for waterfowl.

    Young duck A young female duck under 12 months of age
    Young drake A young male duck under 12 months of age
    Duck A female duck over 12 months of age
    Drake A male duck over 12 months of age
    Young Goose A young female goose under 12 months of age
    Young Gander A young male goose under 12 months of age
    Goose A female goose over 12 months of age
    Gander A male goose over 12 months of age
    Gosling A young unsexed goose