The african and chinese goose thread!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ruffledfeathers1234, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. fikeyismybaby

    fikeyismybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you train her to do that?
     
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  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had them as goslings and they were the only two together and same age and i always gave them a snack :)
    And its in their nature too !
    Africans are either very calm or very aggerssive (only aggerssive if they are scared of you or never spent time with them when they were young
     
  3. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, africans are the gentle giants! I dont think I would ever get anything else
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love africans! They make my flock :)
     
  5. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    So the Goslings I got I found out one is Chinese and one is African. I know that one is a male and one is a female because they were sexed. How old do they have to be to tell them apart from male female? I know that the male is usually bigger but since they are two different breeds I don't know if it will be easy to tell. They have names but we don't know which one is Bonnie and which one is Clyde lol. I know with my runners the boy will be bigger with curly tail feathers so I think they will be easy enough to tell apart
     
  6. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm I just read somewhere that African have orange feet and Chinese has black feet well they both have black feet so I guess they are both Chinese. Man this stuff is confusing how did all of you learn all the ins and outs of geese?
     
  7. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its the opposite way round africans have brown feet and chinese have orange
     
  8. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh! well then I guess I have Africans then! It doesn't really matter to me I wanted either an African or Chinese and they are very similar to each other. Do there feet change colors at all from gosling to goose?
     
  9. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the africans get dark rusty colour or brownish orange while the chinese get orange
     
  10. Dawnrenae

    Dawnrenae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very ANGRY Chinese gander and his lovely wifey, an African goose.

    Cheep cheep as we affectionately call momma, is not a broody bird for sure, so we are going to try artificial incubation.

    I was just wondering if anyone has had a successful hatch with a mix breed?
     

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