Raising Ducklings and Goslings


Embden Geese

Embden Geese

Embden Geese Adults

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Price List for Embden
Quantity 1 - 15 16 - 63 64 - 299 300 +
Straight Run $10.75 $9.10 $7.85 $6.65
Sexed: Females $12.60 $10.95 $9.70 $8.50
You may only order 2 more Females than Males of this Breed.
If you are not ordering Straight Run,
Please ORDER FEMALES FIRST.

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The table below shows the availability of Embden for the next four months.
To view the availability of all the breeds we offer, please see our Hatching Dates Table.
Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 29 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16
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Because of their fast growth rate, large size and white feathers, Embden are the most common goose used for commercial meat production. Their feet and beak are orange but their eyes are a distinct blue. Due to their large size and breeding, they are a strong breed. At hatching time you can be quite accurate in sexing the day olds from their coloration as the gray down in the males is lighter than in the females. As adults, however, both sexes are pure white and the only way you can determine the sex is the males are normally larger, more pompous and proud in their carriage and shriller in their voices (as with other goose breeds).

Originally bred in Germany to be tall, rangy, large geese, the Embden was refined a bit more in England to be a more compact shaped goose. Either way, Embden are the largest geese, along with the Large Dewlap Toulouse. In our experience they also produce the largest eggs for those interested in decorating eggs. The first Embden geese were imported in America in 1820 and initially called "Bremens" after their port of departure. Their owner, James Sisso, reported these geese "lay in February and set and hatch with more certainty than the common barnyard goose, will weigh nearly, and in some case, quite twice the weight, have double the quantity of feathers, never fly, and are all of a beautiful snowy whiteness."

The Embden geese are very common-and for good reason. They are large, hardy, lay good quantities of eggs, will often raise a nest full of goslings and are very pretty in their all-white appearance.



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