The Egyptian geese species breeds widely in Africa except in deserts and dense forests. They are found mostly in the Nile Valley and south of the Sahara. Egyptian Geese were domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians and figured prominently in Egyptian art of that period. They and Sacred Ibises were considered sacred. Romans and Greeks also kept them as domestic poultry. It has also been introduced elsewhere: Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany, the British population dating back to the 18th century, though only formally added to the British list in 1971. In Britain, it is found mainly in East Anglia, in parkland with lakes. Males and females of this species are identical in plumage, but the males are on average slightly larger. There is a fair amount of variation in plumage colour, with some birds greyer and others showing more brown, and this is not sex- or age-related. The voices and vocalisations of the sexes differ, with the male having a hoarse, subdued duck-like quack which seldom sounds unless it is aroused. The female has a far noisier raucous quack that frequently sounds in aggression and almost incessantly at the slightest disturbance when tending her goslings. Egyptian geese usually pair for life. Both the male and female care for the offspring until they are old enough to fend for themselves. Pic by @jockeyeba Pic by @jockeyeba Pic by @Kadjain Pic by @maransfan16 BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/eqyptian BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074233/egyptian-geese/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/876352/egyptian-geese/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/804684/post-pictures-of-white-egyptian-geese-here-please/0_30 Do you own Egyptian geese? Are you an Egyptian 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!