African Geese

"Leo" (left) and "Lark," Shahbazin's Africans, with a gosling
Photo courtesy of Shahbazin

African Geese are one of the heavy breeds recognized by the APA's Standard. They were first recognized in 1874 and are presently accepted in Brown (or Gray) and White.

Africans can be differentiated from Chinese by their heavy bodies and thick necks. Mature birds have a large, forward-projecting knob above their beaks. The bill and knob are black in the Brown form and orange in the White African.

Africans are the leanest of the heavy breeds and are popular for this reason, as well as for their stately looks. An adult gander and goose should weigh in at 20 and 18 pounds, respectively.


African Goose Links:

Buff Africans at Blue Hen Farm

Africans at CornerStone Farm

The Domestic Waterfowl Club on African Geese

The Rare Breeds Trust of Australia on African Geese

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy on African Geese

African Geese at Foxwood Farm

Giant Africans at Bill Braden's Land of Tobe Poultry

Duckopolis has Africans

Future Visions Farms has Africans for sale


Two shots of a White African gander

Young Brown African gander
Photo courtesy of Chris Ervay

A flock of African Geese
Photo courtesy of Katrin Becker

A Buff African
Photo courtesy of Aaron

An African female
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

"Starbuck," an African gander
Photo courtesy of Katrin Becker

Another African gander
Photo courtesy of Snow Frost

A pair of Africans from the UK
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

A pair of Africans from Germany, afoot and afloat
Photos courtesy of Silvio


A day-old African gosling
Photo courtesy of
Katrin Becker

"Seigfried" & "Brunhilda," African goslings
Photo courtesy of Cathy Miller

A quartet of African goslings
Photo courtesy of Justin Kalvoda


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