Anyone know what breed this guy is?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by nettie, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    We saw him at the zoo, I've never seen one like it before. He seemed small for a goose, but way to big to be a duck. Any thoughts?

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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Looks to me that its a Bar-Headed goose Anser indicus. It a goose from the mountainous regions of asia and India.
     
  3. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    so it's a wild breed or has it been domesticated? Do people normally call it a bar-headed or do they usually say anser?
     
  5. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bar heads are wild, & that's their common name, the scientific nomenclature would be Anser indicus, or simply A. indicus....All gray geese are Anser genus, & all white geese are Chen...
     

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