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Compare Geese Breeds

Compare Geese Breeds
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.
Breed Temperament Weight 1 Egg Production 2 Mothering Egg Size 3 Fertility 4
African Geese Noisier 12.50 - 15.50 lbs 35 - 45 /year Good 9.25 in 85 %
Brown Chinese Geese Noisier 9.00 - 10.50 lbs 30 - 45 /year Poor 8.75 in 85 %
Buff Geese Very Calm 14.00 - 16.00 lbs 25 - 35 /year Good 9.25 in 65 %
Buff Toulouse Calm 15.00 - 17.00 lbs 20 - 30 /year Good 9.25 in 75 %
Classic Roman Geese Calm 10.00 - 13.00 lbs 20 - 30 /year Good 9.00 in 75 %
Embden Geese Calm 15.00 - 20.00 lbs 35 - 45 /year Good 9.75 in 80 %
French Toulouse Geese Calm 15.00 - 18.00 lbs 35 - 50 /year Good 9.50 in 85 %
Large Dewlap Toulouse Geese Very Calm 18.00 - 25.00 lbs 16 - 25 /year Fair 9.50 in 55 %
Pilgrim Geese Very Calm 13.00 - 15.00 lbs 20 - 25 /year Good 9.25 in 60 %
Roman Tufted Geese Calm 11.50 - 14.00 lbs 20 - 30 /year Good 9.00 in 70 %
Sebastopol Geese Calm 11.00 - 13.50 lbs 13 - 18 /year Poor 9.25 in 45 %
Super African Geese Noisier 16.00 - 20.00 lbs 20 - 30 /year Good 9.50 in 75 %
Toulouse Geese Calm 14.00 - 16.00 lbs 25 - 30 /year Good 9.50 in 80 %
Tufted Buff Geese Calm 13.00 - 15.00 lbs 20 - 30 /year Good 9.25 in 75 %
Tufted Toulouse Geese Calm 15.00 - 18.00 lbs 35 - 50 /year Good 9.50 in 80 %
White Chinese Geese Noisier 10.00 - 15.00 lbs 40 - 55 /year Poor 9.00 in 88 %
Breed APA Class Conservation Status 5 Our Show Quality 6 Flying Ability Origin Weeding
African Geese N/A Plenty   Maybe China Good
Brown Chinese Geese Light Watch Good Maybe China Excellent
Buff Geese Medium Watch Good Low USA Good
Buff Toulouse Heavy   Average Low USA Good
Classic Roman Geese Light Critical Average Low USA Good
Embden Geese Heavy Abundant Above Average Low Germany Good
French Toulouse Geese       Low France Good
Large Dewlap Toulouse Geese Heavy Watch Good None France Below Average
Pilgrim Geese Medium Threatened Good Low USA Good
Roman Tufted Geese Light Critical Good Low Italy Good
Sebastopol Geese Medium Threatened Good None Central Europe Good
Super African Geese Heavy Watch Good None China Below Average
Toulouse Geese   Watch   Low France Good
Tufted Buff Geese       Low USA Good
Tufted Toulouse Geese       Low France Good
White Chinese Geese Light Watch Below Average Maybe China Excellent
1. These are the weights of our breeders during lay. For maximum egg production, their weight has been controlled.
2. The lower numbers are if no artificial lights are used, the upper numbers are if artificial lights are used to maintain 17 hours of light during lay.
3. Average circumference in inches measured around the ends.
4. This is the average fertility we get from our breeders during an entire season of lay (35-45 weeks of lay).
5. The Livestock Conservancy ranks most poultry breeds on how rare they are. For more information, visit The Livestock Conservatory.
6. Summary of comments from waterfowl judges that have visited our farm.