What breed of Geese? - PICS

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ThreeBoysChicks, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    So these are my two Hatcheries choice geese from Ideal. They are just under 3 months. Do you think they are African, Brown Chinese, what?

  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    they look just like my brown chinese but they also look like african geese both breeds look a like
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    i think of chinese geese as having the oddly shaped beak that goes higher up the forehead. google a picture of brown chinese goose and see if the beak looks different to you.
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I actually went on Feathersite. The Brown Chinese have the knob on their head and the Aftrican have extra skin under their chin. My don't have either, but then are not yet 3 months. I guess I need to continue to wait and see.
  5. ilroost

    ilroost Songster

    Jan 14, 2007
    weldon il.
    they look like my african geese as far as sexing them that is another story
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I bet teh one in front is a male (it has it's head up....many geese owners on here have said that the males are hte ones that display like that).
  7. Im pretty sure those are africans. But they dont have a knob.

    So, Im thinking they are Brown African, Toulouse mix. They dont look pure.
  8. Omniskies

    Omniskies Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    They're definitely Africans and are probably pure - I have a few that are about the same age and they look identical. Africans don't develop the dewlap until they are older. I've heard that you actually don't want to keep Africans that develop the dewlap early on, though I don't know the reasoning.

    Africans have a much thicker body and neck than the Brown Chinese, and usually you can tell the difference between the two that way, even with poor quality Chinese.
  9. Lophura

    Lophura Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    Holden, Missouri
    Here are Brown Chinese for comparison. Much more slender than the birds above.

  10. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    They look like Africans to me, but should have the knobs.. so they just haven't developed yet, or they're hybrids.

    They are not chinese, though. The body shape is wrong.

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