I committed to some goslings from a local feed store, but thought they were going to be Toulouse. When I went in this week, the owner said they were African, which surprised me. My yearling American Buff's hatched out 12 goslings unexpectedly, so I'm not going to NEED to keep the goslings, but I did commit to them, so I'll probably have to take them . . . my question is -- what are they like compared to other geese? I have American Buff geese, and they seem relatively calm and quiet (for geese that is) . . . they only set off a racket if there is some predator around, or if they think it is time for snacks, or if the ducks are indulging in X rated activities in the pond. They get along okay with chickens and ducks. . The various reports I was able to get off the forum were that the African's were noisier by quite a lot than other geese, and more territorial . . . anyone have experience of multiple breeds? I have one last broody goose who seems to be sitting on infertile eggs -- at least - I'm thinking she's about a week overdue for hatching. I'd love to give her the babies, but not if I'm going to have issues with noise. My neighbors are very patient and love watching the geese, but I think adding more vocal birds to the flock would not necessarily be a good idea . . . and the territorial thing worries me a bit. My current flock just stands and watches most people, even strangers, and sometimes they don't even put up a racket, which is okay with me! This goose thing though, it is addicting. I made the mistake of looking on craigslist down by Seattle, and someone has blue and lavender American's . . . sigh. Good thing I don't have time for a Seattle trip right now!