African geese actually didn't originate from Africa, but descended from the Swan goose in Southeast Asia. They are very close relatives of the Chinese goose, and some even assert that they are crosses between Swan geese and Chinese geese. Though they share some similar characteristics (such as colour variations), the two can be distinguished by the African's larger dewlap and different knob shape. African geese are also quite a bit heavier than Chinese, and are better known for their docile temperaments. African geese appear in three color varieties: Brown, Buff and White. Browns have black bills and knobs, and plumage with irregular shades, from a very light to dark brown. Whites have all-white plumage and orange bills and knobs. The breed was admitted to the APA SOP in 1874. The Brown / Grey was standardized in the UK in 1982, the Buff in 1999 and the White in 1982. Details: Purpose: Meat production (Often crossed to Toulouse) Egg laying: 25-40 eggs annually Colours/Varieties: Buff, Brown/Grey, White Weight: Males - 22-28 lb; Females - 18-24 lb Pic by @Ivy061 Pic by @Iain Utah Pic by @Jen C Pic by @roboboy BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/african BYC Breed Discussion Threads: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/580809/dewlap-african-geese-post-pics/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/533413/the-african-and-chinese-goose-thread/0_30 Do you own African geese? Are you an African geese breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!