The Chinese Goose is a breed of domesticated goose descended from the Asian Swan Goose.
No one is sure how or when it arrived in North America, but George Washington kept the breed at his Mount Vernon farm.
There are two color varieties of Chinese geese, brown and white. The original variety [as pictured here in "Chinese Watchdog"] is a rich brown and fawn, accented by a dark, russet-brown neck stripe. In mature birds, the glossy black bill and knob are separated from the main head plumage by a narrow band of creamy-white feathers. The shanks and feet are brownish orange or dark orange and the eyes brown.
Chinese geese are exceptionally practical. Of all breeds, they are the best layers, most active foragers, and produce the least greasy meat.
They can be wonderful watchdogs, Chinese geese, like Africans, are a more talkative breed of geese. Due to this characteristic, they are one of the best breeds if you want to be alerted to intruders or other strange occurrences.