White Chinese Geese are a fairly common breed. They make great watch animals, lay well, are active foragers, and can be good pets if they are tamed and handled often. They are also exceptionally beautiful on the water, with long, graceful necks.
Many people say that Chinese Geese are “swan-like,” and in fact, the breed is descended from the wild Swan Goose that is native to Asia. With its long neck and graceful stride, the White Chinese Goose is lovely to look at on either land or water.
It is a breed that has been domesticated for hundreds of years and was one of the first breeds to be domesticated. They have many qualities that make them good animals to have around. They are hardy in cold temperatures. They are excellent foragers and are sometimes even used as “weeders” to weed gardens, berry patches, and orchards. They lay lots of eggs, it’s easy to tell males from females. They will let you know if a stranger arrives!
The prominent knob at the top of the bill is more pronounced in males than in females and by 6-8 weeks, the difference is obvious. In addition, males grow to a larger mature weight than females and tend to be noisier.