IMPORTANT ORDERING DETAILS: Waterfowl have a minimum of 3 and you are able to mix and match among ducks and goose breeds to meet this minimum. Waterfowl will ship on Tuesday or Wednesday, USPS priority mail, and arrive 1-3 days later. Waterfowl are not able to be picked up as they are sent from our hatching partner.
Contrary to their name, African Geese are actually thought to have origins in several continents before arriving in North American in the mid-1800s. Related to the Chinese Goose, they share a common ancestor, the Wild Swan Goose of Asia.
African Geese are very large, maturing between 12.5 and 15.5 pounds and make an excellent meat bird. Their meat is leaner than other goose varieties and the meat quality is superior in taste.
African Geese are known for their knob, which can take 2-3 years to fully develop. Special care must be taken in the winter, as the knobs can be prone to frostbite. Our African Geese do not have a dewlap.