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Brown Chinese Geese

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Buff Goose

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Embden

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Roman Tufted

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Toulouse

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African

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A curious goose, the African was introduced to the U.S. in the mid 1800's. It has a black knob on the tops of its head and a dark stripe down the back of its neck. It is a smaller bird than the Embden and Toulouse. Its adult weight is 18-22 pounds. Egg-laying season is typically March through May but may fluctuate according to the Spring weather. {{br}} Purpose: Meat Production: 35-45 X-Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Talkative, Easy to Tame Mature Weight: 18-22 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Good Mothers {{br}} {{b}}**Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings** {{/b}}

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Assorted Geese

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Looking for a selection of geese for both meat and egg purposes and not particular about breeds? Then this assortment is for you! It can include Embden, White Chinese, Toulouse, and Brown African breeds depending on availability on your hatch date. These geese will range from docile and calm to talkative and active and be wonderful additions to your backyard flock. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 20-50 Eggs/Year Large to X-Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Varies By Breed Mature Weight: 8-25 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Varies By Breed {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings** {{/b}}

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Brown Chinese Geese

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Brown Chinese Geese originate in China descending from the wild Asiatic Swan goose. Chinese Geese are the most prolific egg laying geese, and it is not unusual to have them lay in the fall or winter. Most Chinese geese lay from 50-60 eggs but may produce as many as 100 per year. Males mature at 10 lbs. and Females at 8 lbs. {{br}}Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production Rate: 50-100 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Vocal Mature Weight: 8-10 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings** {{/b}}

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Buff Goose

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The American Buff is a rare domestic goose from the U.S. that is a beautiful apricot-fawn color. This very calm-natured goose sports buff-colored feathers on it back, and its sides are edged with creamy white. The Buff's abdomen is nearly white, and its legs may fade to pink during laying, or when green grass is not available. {{br}} Purpose: Meat Production: 25-35 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Very Calm, Docile, Curious Mature Weight: 14-16 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Good Mothers {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings** {{/b}}

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Embden

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The Embden is the most popular goose for eating. They are a nice strong bird with blue eyes and orange beaks and feet. They have all white plumage, and you will be able to tell the males by the color of their feathers when they are very young. The grey down on the males is much lighter than females when they are very young. {{br}} Purpose: Meat Production Rate: 35-45 X-Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Friendly Mature Weight: 15-20 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Good Mothers {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings** {{/b}}

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Roman Tufted

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The Roman Tufted is not a large goose and is classified as a light breed for show purposes. Most do not have a tuft or crest on their head. They are especially popular in North America. The crest is not like the crested ducks, the crest in geese is due to a group of feathers standing more upright, causing the appearance of a small helmet on their head. They are smaller, plump birds with friendly personalities. {{br}} Purpose: Meat, Ornamental Production Rate: 25-35 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Pleasant Mature Weight: 10-12 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Good Mothers {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings** {{/b}}

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Toulouse

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Developed in the 1850s the Toulouse was bred for exhibition purposes. This very calm breed is slower growing, not reaching full maturity until at least three years old. Their plumage comes in shades of grey. {{br}} Purpose: Meat Production Rate: 20-40 X-Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Pleasant Mature Weight: 18-25 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Good Mothers {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings** {{/b}}

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White Chinese

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The White Chinese goose is smaller than the Embden or Toulouse. It can be noisy but is the most prolific egg-laying goose available. Its most distinguishing feature is the one that sets it apart from the African, its raised knob is more prominent. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose, Weeding Production Rate: 40-50 Large White Eggs/Yr. Temperament: Vocal, Docile Mature Weight: 11-15 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely {{br}} {{b}} **Minimum Order Requirements – 8 Goslings**{{/b}}

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