Duck, Goose, Chicken & Game Bird Hatchery

Goose Breed Comparison Table




 

Use this table of goose breeds to compare all the different types of geese for sale at Metzer Farms. This data comes from our experience on the farm, feedback from customers, and information gathered from researchers. With so many breeds offered at Metzer Farms, we want you to make the most informed choice. Depending if you want a goose specifically for meat production, foraging, show, a pet, or one of the many other reasons people raise geese, this will help you find the most suitable breed for you.

BreedTemperamentWeight (1) Egg Prod. (2)Ave. Fertility (3)Mothering APA ClassWeeding
African Noisier12.5 - 15.5 35 - 45 /yr.85 %Good  Good
Buff GooseVery Calm14 - 16 25 - 35 /yr.65 %Good MediumGood
Buff Toulouse Calm15 - 17 20 - 30 /yr.75 %Good HeavyGood
Brown Chinese Noisier9 - 10.5 30 - 45 /yr.85 %Poor LightExcellent
Classic Roman Calm10 - 13 20 - 30/yr.75 %Good LightGood
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
BreedEgg Size (4)ALBC Status (5) FlyingOriginOur Show Quality (6)
African 9.25Plenty MaybeChina 
Buff Goose 9.25Watch LowUSAGood
Brown Chinese 8.75Watch MaybeChinaGood
Buff Toulouse 9.25- LowUSAAverage
Classic Roman 9Critical LowUSAAverage
Embden 9.75Abundant LowGermanyAbove Average
French Toulouse 9.5  LowFrance 
Large Dewlap Toulouse 9.5Watch NoneFranceGood
Pilgrim 9.25Threatened 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
(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 Livestock Conservancy.
(6) Summary of comments from waterfowl judges that have visited our farm.