Chinese or African? Goose or Gander?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Jordanlybeck, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Jordanlybeck

    Jordanlybeck Out Of The Brooder

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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.

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  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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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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  3. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    This is a African gander

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    This is a Chinese gander
     
  4. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful goose
     
  5. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of incubator did you use?
     
  6. Lybe8438

    Lybe8438 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice! I have a GQF cabinet style incubator
     
  7. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    56 goslings out of how many eggs? That's a nice amount of babies!
     
  8. Lybe8438

    Lybe8438 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were 83
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Lovely goose will she always be your pet? and what happened to all those goslings that sure was a mess of them. lol @Lybe8438
     
  10. Lybe8438

    Lybe8438 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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