This is our Geese Flock, we had 5 hatchling's Born this Spring 2017, so now we have 7 total. We had some unique coloring on a couple of them
The Gray African Goose is a massive bird of the African variety. While some breeders believed this type of goose originated in Africa, their genetic lineage is distinctly
Chinese. Why they are referred to as an African Goose is unknown. However, it was customary to give new breeds of waterfowl exotic names, despite their true
The African Goslings are quite adaptable and have a rapid maturity rate. Also, these birds can be cross bred with other breeds of geese to create larger breeds.
Gray African Geese have a delightful coloration which many have come to admire. The neck and back are primarily a brown coloration, gradually shading to a lighter gray on the underside. A dark brown and black stripe runs down the length of their back. The knob and bill are black, and the feet are orange. These African Geese do not have the dewlap under the chin.
African Geeseare the leanest of the large waterfowl, making them a very popular breed. They also carry themselves with an attractive stance and posture, yielding a stately demeanor. When they're parts of a flock, their size causes them to attract a great deal of attention.
Our Female : Kelly's Critters " Snow White"
The breed is pure white with a short, light orange bill, and orange feet and shanks. They are fast growing birds and will quickly reach about 9 kg (20 lb) for the Goose, and 14 kg (30 lb) for the Gander. The Emden's legs are fairly short. The head is oval-shaped and they have a long and graceful neck. The eyes are an ocean blue. The body is bulky and well rounded, having a long back and a short tail. The wings are very strong and of a good length. The feathers are close and very hard.
The breed’s habits are to forage for tidbits in the grass and water. They are herbivores and prefer living near some water. They are a very hardy breed and don't mind fairly mild sub-zero temperatures. Males are more vocal than females and can often be heard honking loudly if approached but geese in general talk quietly throughout the day. Emden geese that are accustomed to their owners presence don't mind being in close proximity but tend to keep their distance. When cornered or defending their nest male or female geese will try to warn away predators by loudly hissing at them and ruffling their feathers. If provoked, especially in an enclosed area their strong wings can be used as a weapon. Being domesticated they can fly but don't migrate.
A Emden goose matures in about 2–3 years and will start to look for a mate for life. The adult bird will commence laying eggs fairly early in the year, in February as a rule, laying 30 to 40 eggs. The goose starts incubating the eggs around the beginning of spring for about 28–34 days.