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AFRICAN

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Africa

CATEGORY: Goose

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Heavy

 

 

750

 

Adult Gander

32

9,00 kg

 

F

Adult Goose

34

8,15 kg

 

F

Young Gander

36

7,25 kg

 

F

Young Goose

38

6,35 kg

 

F

 

The name “African Goose” is misleading. In fact, historically a breed known by different names at different times and in different places. It arrived in the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. The African goose, like the Chinese, derives from the Swan goose (Anser cygnoides)  of Southeast Asia, and having smooth, velvet (pile)- like feathers on their necks. The African also has a soft dewlap which hangs below its beak. Both knob and dewlap increase in size as the bird gets older . Some waterfowl enthusiasts speculate that it is a cross between the Chinese and the Toulouse. The African is considered by some people to be one of the gentlest breeds of domestic geese. It talks a lot, through it is not extremely loud, and it has an unusual sound that is more like a “doink” than a “honk”. It is cold-hardy, though its knobs can be subject to frostbite in extremely cold climates. The African was first standarized in 1874. 

 

 

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