Of all the varieties of geese that I keep
these are my favorite ones, I like the color, I like there graceful
shape, they are superb layers, and superb parents, I just love
The Chinese Goose, both Browns and Whites. The color of the Brown
is very pleasing and the Whites look like small swans with their
long graceful necks. They are long lived up to 20 or more years.
de Chine in France/belgium Brown Chinese Goose also available
in a white form with orange beaks. This breed is easy to sex
by appearance alone, males are larger and have a more pronounced
knob on the head, females are smaller and have a much more refinded
face and knob than males.
Country Of Origin;.........
China ...........old name "China Goose" or "Swan
This variety is smaller than others and is distinguishable from
other geese by the knob or protuberance on its head.
Egg Colour; ..................... eggs white
Egg Numbers....................at least 50 eggs in a season
(about 100 known)
Incubation: . . . . . . . . . . . .28 - 34 days.
Breed Hints....Chinese geese go broody easily and are
generally better layers Incubation: 28 - 31 days
Weights; 10 12 pounds for Gander and 10 pounds for Goose
Breed Tip: They are a perfect goose for southern climates
as they prefer warm to hot temperatures, more so that any other
variety of domestic goose . They are also very keen as a breed
to take on small yappy dogs and for the dogs own protection keep
them away especially at breeding time.
Flying .They rarely
fly as full grown adults are to heavy but young birds are cabable
of flying, if they are given enough room to do so. They are a
good back garden all rounder; and often used to weed gardens,
avoiding the vegetables and eating only the weeds.
Brown / Grey Variety, Black bill and eyes, orange legs. Body feathers are
brown and lighter on the underside of the bird.
White Variety, Bright orange bill and legs, blue eyes
and pure white body feathers.
Meat Production: Egg Production: Will lay at least 50
eggs in a season (about 100 known) , and because of this are
ideal for crossing with other breeds, having a better bone/meat
ratio than the others and a leaner carcase with little or no
fat . They also often lay twice per year in Autumn and Spring
although the occasional daft female has laid consistently for
geese are meant to be the most suitable 'watchdog ' being the
chattiest breed with a curiosity unrivaled by other breeds .
They can occasionally take a dislike to strangers but this is
generally when on guard duty for a broody female. They recognize
their owners and are very good and tolerant with small children.
This is one of my favorite types of goose, I love the color scheme
and the stately carriage of the birds. Considered loud by some,
when compared to the voice of other types of domestic geese.