Brown African

A curious goose, the Brown African was introduced to the United States, in the mid 1800s. Its grey feathers, with white under belly, black knob on the top of its head and a dark stripe down the back of its neck, make it recognizable as a common farm goose. Brown African geese are beautiful, active foragers that are a bit noisier than some breeds. They are a smaller bird than the Embden and Toulouse and are considered a medium sized goose weighing 12-16 pounds. Females lay approximately 35-45 extra-large white eggs a year. Goslings have dusty yellow and grey down feathers and have black feet and legs. Their beaks will be black, tipped in pink.