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Old 01-21-2004, 10:42 PM
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Zandra,

As far as I can tell from a little research, it is called a Chinese Goose. Here's what I found:

Chinese geese are considered by many to be the most graceful and beautiful member of the goose family. They are elegant and dignified on both land and water. Sometimes referred to as Swan Geese because of their long and graceful necks, they, in fact, descend from the wild swan goose native to Asia. The Chinese goose is refined and curvaceous. Its bill is relatively long and slender, with a large, rounded, erect knob that attaches to its forehead. The Chinese holds its head high. Its head flows seamlessly into a long, slim, well-arched neck which meets the body at about a 45 degree angle. Its body is short, compact, has a prominent and well-rounded chest, smooth breast and no keel. Its abdomen is moderately full but has no fatty lobes, except during the laying season when the female may develop a single lobe. The tail should be held high, which is worth noting as this is a good indication of vitality in ganders. A Chinese goose is often heavier than it appears, as its feathers are closely fitted. Mature ganders average 12 pounds, mature geese average 10 pounds.

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:47 PM
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Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the reply and the information. Very intresting.

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Zandra
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