African or Brown Chinese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by goosemama, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. goosemama

    goosemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just new to having geese so need some help. Was given a gander who needed a new home and a female Embden. I am having trouble identifying from breed photos if he is an African or Brown Chinese - they kind of look the same to me. Anyone have some pointers for me?
     
  2. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    African are closer in size and stature to the toulouse.
    They have a wider and shorter neck than a chinese.
    Chinese are smaller and lighter weight.
    Thinner and longer neck and hold their bodies in a more vertical position, the african hold their body in a more horizontal position.
    Its hard sometimes to tell because alot of people crossbred the two varities.
     
  3. goosemama

    goosemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just stumbled on some more reading on Africans - it said they have a dewlap? If that is the case then I must have a Brown Chinese since he does not. This gander is probably not a cross bred from a farm flock as he was purchased from a hatchery by the original owner in a "variety pack" of different goose breeds.
     

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