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Chinese Goose ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Gene C. Reid Park ~ Lake/Pond Area

Chinese Goose

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chinese Goose is a breed of domesticated goose descended from the wild Swan Goose. Chinese geese differ from the wild birds in much larger size (up to 5-10 kg in males, 4-9 kg in females), and in having an often strongly developed basal knob on the upper side of the bill. The knob at the top of the beak is more prominent on males than females. By 6–8 weeks of age, the knob is already pronounced enough that it can be used for mating. Chinese geese are a close cousin of the African goose, a heavier breed also descended from the Swan Goose.

Chinese geese appear in two varieties: a brown similar to the wild Swan Goose, and white. While many domestic Chinese geese have a similar body type to other breeds, the breed standards as defined in the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection and other sources call for a slimmer, taller fowl.

Chinese geese are among the better laying breeds of geese. A female Chinese goose can lay 50–60 eggs over the course of the breeding season (February to June), although there are reports of Chinese Geese laying up to 100 eggs during that time.

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Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    He is gorgeous,

  • I would have to agree with you, even if I thought this was the girl…lol, thank you Ann!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 3 years ago

    Oh boy! Fancy having to live with THAT lump on your nose, hahaha! Graceful looking beastie nevertheless – great shot! ;o)

  • LOL, I agree , thank you Krys!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Lovely image – with a great relection in the water good capture!

  • Thank you my dear friend, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 3 years ago

    Aw Kimberly, this is really sweet.

  • Hehe, thank you Lee-Anne!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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