The differance between chinese and "grey type" geese goslings

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ThiefPouter06, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some 3+ week old geese today. How can you tell the diff between chinese and toulouse and embden goslings?
     
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I am sure you can't tell yet but chinese geese have smooth necks while toulouse & most other types have deep ridges in the neck feathering.. It's a Greylag trait & from what i have read and heard, most breeds of geese today were derived from the Greylags but Chinese geese were developed from the Swan Goose.
     
  3. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is some pics of them out grazing.
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  4. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown chinese goslings should have black bills not orange correct?
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think if you compare the upper beak edge of the white ones, the chinese will have a different kind of shape there, with little ridges.... in the second picture, the back one on the left is a chinese. and I think the front one in the first picture. the toulouse are the grey ones, and the embden are the other ones.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good link. I got some clarity on the guy I got them from. He has white and brown chinese and embden. So the grey are either embded or crosses of chinese and embden.
     

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