If all three of these eggs were hers she is already and amazing layer since this is her first time laying. Today, November 13, 2020, she went to her nest in the barn to lay. If she keeps up her laying she may became the best layer that I have ever had.
Currently her eggs are quite small but hopefully they will quite soon get bigger and bigger until they are hatching size.
This is quite an exciting milestone.
Many places refer to African and Chinese geese as separate breeds. I would consider the two not as breeds but as two lines of the same breed. Show quality African and Chinese geese are very different because they were selectively bred for different traits.
In show quality African geese they are very big, heavy geese very suitable for their meat. They also tend to have big dewlaps. Because of their size and heaviness they cannot walk that well. MetzerFarms Hatchery has these show quality geese defined as 'Super Africans' while the more simple geese who look similar to my geese are referred to as African geese.
The best of show quality Chinese geese are tall with very slender and long necks and very prominent knobs.
In African and Chinese geese that are not show quality they tend to look a lot like one other since they are of course, the same breed. It is simply the merging of two lines so that some geese lean towards the African line more while others lean towards the Chinese line more. Some may even have a balance of both of the lines.
I consider the geese of my flock who are even with the ground and are shorter with shorter necks to be more on the African side. While the geese who are more erect with longer necks and who tend to be smaller are more on the Chinese side. The Chinese line is not as strict with dewlaps so thanks to the line I can breed for geese without dewlaps.
my name is Emily
I have twenty-six geese. I hatch a bunch of goslings because I want a lot of people to have geese. I do not see them everywhere but I want to! The goslings are the sweetest baby birds I know! The adult males are proud and can be cranky but have their sweet moments while the females are shy and sweet all at the same time.