Chinnese Geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pipermark, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
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    need some help, will Chinese Geese go broody or do you have to use an incubator?
     
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    i know they will lay lots of eggs, but this is my first season with them. so i guess i'll find out in the spring. if you already have an incubator, well, i would just stick a few in anyway.
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    My Bella La Goosie was broody last spring. They are supposed to be good mothers.

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  4. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's not a chinese, that's one of those african something or others. the chinese are the white ones with the goofy bump on top of their beak/head. (the kind that chase you all around the yard)
     
  5. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our geese one toulouse and 2 embden didn't start laying till they were two and didn't figure out what to do and have live hatches till year 4 this coming year will be year 5.

    I generally find eggs and take one each day till I have enough to incubate for goslings. I don't know that I want many... most folks around here don't care if they have mixed breeds. But I would love to have a emden gander... but I was stuck with a toulouse gander and the embden gooses. Every time I guess at the goslings at Attwoods I end up with a chinese and have to give it away. Maybe this year I can chose one properly.

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  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:Sorry, you are misinformed. [​IMG]
    Bella La Goosie is a brown Chinese.
    You are talking about African. I have one of those, too as well as a white chinese,a toulouse and a sebastopol.
     
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That is very much a Chinese. It's just a brown, whereas you more commonly see white ones. Just look at the neck on that thing. It is no African!

    We 'fostered' a Chinese goose last year. She was so unlike all our others (Emdens, Pilgrims and Tufted Romans) that it makes sense they descend from different wild ancestors. The way they honk is just unmistakable and unrivaled on our farm for humor content. We would always sing to her "One of these geese is not like the other one, not like the other one...." And she would just honk and honk and honk back at us.

    I have read they are excellent mothers and will sit on large clutches.
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    LOL, remember the old Maxwell House commercial where they sing along to the percolator?
    I sing
    "Bella Goose Goose
    Bella Bella Goose Goose" to that tune.
    ANd she honks right back. She knows her name and if we even just say it in conversation to each other, she "doinks" back! LOL
     
  9. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is very much a Chinese. It's just a brown, whereas you more commonly see white ones. Just look at the neck on that thing. It is no African!

    We 'fostered' a Chinese goose last year. She was so unlike all our others (Emdens, Pilgrims and Tufted Romans) that it makes sense they descend from different wild ancestors. The way they honk is just unmistakable and unrivaled on our farm for humor content. We would always sing to her "One of these geese is not like the other one, not like the other one...." And she would just honk and honk and honk back at us.

    I have read they are excellent mothers and will sit on large clutches.

    Really? I've never seen a chinese like that. The only chinese ones i've seen are the white ones that are mean as hell. Mom and dad had a goose similar looking to that one but we were told it was an african of some sort, but now that I think about it, mom and dads had an orange beak.
     
  10. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    oh, my gosh. i love your song. i may steal it for my geese. i have actually (yes it's true) been trying to think of a song for them.
     

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