Chinese or African? Goose or Gander?

Jordanlybeck

In the Brooder
Jan 5, 2016
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This is Charlie, I hatched him/her from a batch of eggs that I incubated in May. I ended up hatching out 56 goslings. Charlie was different from the others and I opted to keep him as a classroom pet for my classroom (I teach Agriculture). My question is...at 6 months old does Charlie look like a Gander or a goose? And do you think Charlie is an African or a Brown Chinese? The farm I got the eggs from had both.








 

servpolice

Crowing
7 Years
Oct 10, 2013
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Welcome to BYC!
Looks like a male in the 6th picture but all the rest female so I'd say she's a goose
It is indeed a cross between an African and Chinese goose as it has Chinese features and also African.
Her head is big making it on the African side but has big bugle eyes like a Chinese.
She is too wide to be pure Chinese and too small to be pure African.
The big give away is that she has no dewlap(flap of skin under the beak and it doesn't look like he will get a dewlap either.
Her knob is as wide as her head which indicates African.
Another give away is that her feet are pinkish like African geese feet colour while the Chinese have very orange legs.
She has a thick short neck like an African but not thick enough for African standards.
She has more African features so I'm guessing her father was a African and her mother was a Chinese (common cross).
Hope it helped
Btw don't be surprised if you see large white eggs around the classroom in a month or two ;)
 
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servpolice

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This is a African gander

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This is a Chinese gander
 

Lybe8438

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 27, 2013
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Enumclaw,WA
I have a friend "my egg supplier" she s well over 80 Brown Chinese and African geese.she gave me the eggs to,hatch and then paid me $5 a gosling for hatching them.I kept Charlie and 3 others and sold the rest back to her two days after they hatched.
 

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