Pilgrim


 



Pilgrims are the only domestic goose breed in which you can distinguish males from females at any age. As babies, the males are yellow and light gray with lighter colored bills, much like a day old Embden or Sebastopol. The day old female's down is a deeper gray/green with a darker bill like a Toulouse. As adults, the males are white with a touch of gray on the rump or wings. The females are gray in color like a Toulouse but often with white on the head. They are a calm goose with a reputation of being excellent parents. The fertility of their eggs is low, however, in our experience. It averages about 60% over the complete season.