Anser cygnoides

Description

Chinese Goose is the smallest of all domestic geese. It is sometimes referred to as the "Swan Goose" because of its graceful manner. There are two varieties of the Chinese Goose, white and brown. The Brown Chinese goose has brown and back and wings. Brown neck stripe down the back of its neck. Whitish under parts. Dusky white-brown flanks. Black bill with a large knob at the base. Orange legs and feet.

Size

Males weigh between 5-10kgs and females weigh between 4-9kgs.

Breeding

The breeding season is between February - June and pairs mate for life. The female Brown Chinese Goose will produce 50-60 eggs on average but have been known to produce up to 100 eggs.

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.

Food

Feeds on various insects, seeds, grain and other water creatures.

Habitat

Lakes, ponds, and farms.