Raising Ducklings and Goslings


White Chinese Geese

Compare Goose Breeds


BreedTemperamentWeight (1) Egg Prod. (2)Ave. Fertility (3)Mothering APA ClassWeeding
African Noisier12.5 - 15.5 35 - 45 /yr.85 %Good  Good
Buff Goose Very Calm14 - 16 25 - 35 /yr.65 %Good MediumGood
Brown Chinese Noisier9 - 10.5 30 - 45 /yr.85 %Poor LightExcellent
Canada Very Quiet9-12 13 - 16 /yr.95 %Very Good OrnamentalExcellent
Embden Calm15 - 20 35 - 45 /yr.80 %Good HeavyGood
French Toulouse Calm15 - 18 35 - 50 /yr.85 %Good  Good
Large Dewlap Toulouse Very Calm18 - 25 15 - 25 /yr.55 %Fair HeavyBelow Average
Pilgrim Very Calm13 - 15 20 - 25 /yr.60 %Good MediumGood
Roman Tufted Calm11.5 - 14 20 - 30 /yr.70 %Good LightGood
Sebastopol Calm11 - 13.5 13 - 18 /yr.45 %Poor MediumGood
Super African Noisier16 - 20 20 - 30 /yr.75 %Good HeavyBelow Average
Toulouse Calm14 - 16 25 - 30 /yr.80 %Good  Good
Tufted Buff Calm13 - 15 20 - 30 /yr.75 %Good  Good
Tufted Toulouse Calm15 - 18 35 - 50 /yr.80 %Good  Good
White Chinese Noisier10 - 15 45 - 55 /yr.88 %Poor LightExcellent
(1) Adult breeder weight. For maximum egg production, we do not allow them to become overweight.
(2) Assuming all natural lighting.
(3) Average fertility over the course of a season.
(4) Average circumference in inches from one end to the other end and back.
(5) The American Livestock Breed Conservancy ranks most poultry breeds on how rare they are.
     For more information, go to www.albc-usa.org.
(6) Summary of comments from waterfowl judges that have visited our farm.

BreedEgg Size (4)ALBC Status (5) FlyingOriginOur Show Quality (6)
African 9.25Watch MaybeChina 
Buff Goose 9.25Critical LowUSAGood
Brown Chinese 8.75Watch MaybeChinaGood
Canada 9Abundant ExcellentNative to North AmericaN/A
Embden 9.75Abundant LowGermanyAbove Average
French Toulouse 9.5  LowFrance 
Large Dewlap Toulouse 9.5Watch NoneFranceGood
Pilgrim 9.25Critical LowUSAGood
Roman Tufted 9Critical LowItalyGood
Sebastopol 9.25Threatened NoneCentral EuropeGood
Super African 9.5Watch NoneChinaGood
Toulouse 9.5Watch LowFrance 
Tufted Buff 9.25  LowUSA 
Tufted Toulouse 9.5  LowFrance 
White Chinese 9Watch MaybeChinaBelow Average

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