The Brown Chinese goose (Anser Cygnoides) originates in China from the wild Asiatic Swan goose. It has a basal knob on the upper side of the bill. The knob at the top of the beak is more prominent on males than females. Chinese geese are quite a popular breed for their looks as well as their suitability as ‘guard dogs’– they are very alert and curious and can be rather noisy when strangers are about. Chinese geese appear in two varieties: a brown similar to the wild swan goose and white. Chinese geese are a close cousin of the African goose, a heavier breed also descended from the swan goose. It is also known as China Goose, Knob Goose, Hong-Kong-Goose, Asiatic Goose, Swan Goose, Chinese Swan, (Cygnus Sinensis, CUVIER,) Guinea Goose, Spanish Goose, Polish Goose, Anas and Anser cygnoides, Muscovy Goose.