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.
(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.