Raising Ducklings and Goslings


Embden Geese
About Geese and the Breeds


Geese are the most intelligent poultry. You will be surprised by their understanding of the events going on around them. They enjoy companionship, they play, they seem to have emotions, and they will communicate with you if you listen. They are extremely protective of their family. The bad part of this is they may become territorial during the spring breeding season. The fascinating part of this is they will often adopt and raise baby goslings that are not their own - even if they were not sitting on eggs or being parents at the time.

Their favorite food is grass so if you have a lawn, orchard or pasture where you need the grass kept under control, they are your happy soldiers. Whether you consider it an advantage or disadvantage, they will let you know when a stranger arrives. And interestingly, more people are afraid of geese than dogs so you can use them as a deterrent to trespassers. Geese are fascinating animals and will live for up to 15-20 years if cared for properly and protected from predators. If you go to our Breed Comparison Chart, you can see which has the attributes you want.

African

African Geese
Buff

Buff Geese
Embden

Embden Goose
Tufted Buff

Tufted Buff Geese
Canada

Canada Goose
Roman Tufted

Roman Tufted Geese
Tufted Toulouse

Tufted Toulouse
Brown Chinese

Brown Chinese Geese
White Chinese

White Chinese Geese
Toulouse

Toulouse Geese
Pilgrim

Pilgrim Geese
Super African

Super African Geese
French Toulouse

French Toulouse Geese
Large Dewlap Toulouse

Large Dewlap Toulouse
Sebastopol

Sebastopol Geese

 

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