Royal Chinese geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Sylverfly, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I've been hearing/reading a lot about a goose breed called the royal Chinese goose. Which apparently is a different breed or variation from the regular Chinese goose. I haven't seen an actual photo of one and haven't been able to find much about them online. I'm wondering if they are actually a breed I've seen before but are now called something different? I've heard they are very rare and the largest goose breed in captivity and can exceed the adult weight of most breeds at 10 weeks old. Anyone heard of this goose before?
     
  2. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't heard of them. Even a google search didnt provide any results [​IMG]
     
  3. If google didn't find it, it's probably a myth ;)
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    the statement of exceeds adult weight at 10 weeks is pretty skeptical. I would bet someone had a few slightly larger geese and created a name for them as a marketing ploy if there is any truth to the bird at all.
     
  5. Well said!
     
  6. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was skeptical too but a few people had mentioned the breed to me. I have run of the mill Chinese white and brown (they are large for the breed, one of my males is a behemoth I'll admit, but no where near what the royal Chinese was claimed). I discredited it as local nonsense, you know the talk that goes on between old men and people who have never even seen an actual goose, lol. But I was reading The Encyclopedia of Country Living and it was listed under the goose breed section, with that bit about size and rarity. I googled it after reading that and also came up with nothing, which made me wonder if it was really really rare, or a different breed I'd never heard of (maybe even a wild goose or something) called by another name (which is why nothing came up on google) or just a name people are calling a large line of Chinese and breeding for marketing like you mentioned, like a king German shepherd. I thought I'd check here, if BYC doesn't know, it probably doesn't exist, lol.
     

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