Duck, Goose, Chicken & Game Bird Hatchery

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.
Click/tap an attribute name to compare that attribute across breeds. Click/tap it again to show all attributes.
Breed
Temperament
Weight1
Egg Production2
Mothering
Egg Size3
Fertility4
APA Class
Conservation Status5
Our Show Quality6
Flying Ability
Origin
Weeding
Temperament Noisier
Weight1 12.50 - 15.50 lbs
Egg Production2 35 - 45 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.25 in
Fertility4 85 %
APA Class N/A
Conservation Status5 Plenty
Our Show Quality6  
Flying Ability Maybe
Origin China
Weeding Good
Temperament Noisier
Weight1 9.00 - 10.50 lbs
Egg Production2 30 - 45 /year
Mothering Poor
Egg Size3 8.75 in
Fertility4 85 %
APA Class Light
Conservation Status5 Watch
Our Show Quality6 Good
Flying Ability Maybe
Origin China
Weeding Excellent
Temperament Very Calm
Weight1 14.00 - 16.00 lbs
Egg Production2 25 - 35 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.25 in
Fertility4 65 %
APA Class Medium
Conservation Status5 Watch
Our Show Quality6 Good
Flying Ability Low
Origin USA
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 15.00 - 17.00 lbs
Egg Production2 20 - 30 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.25 in
Fertility4 75 %
APA Class Heavy
Conservation Status5  
Our Show Quality6 Average
Flying Ability Low
Origin USA
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 10.00 - 13.00 lbs
Egg Production2 20 - 30 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.00 in
Fertility4 75 %
APA Class Light
Conservation Status5 Critical
Our Show Quality6 Average
Flying Ability Low
Origin USA
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 15.00 - 20.00 lbs
Egg Production2 35 - 45 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.75 in
Fertility4 80 %
APA Class Heavy
Conservation Status5 Abundant
Our Show Quality6 Above Average
Flying Ability Low
Origin Germany
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 15.00 - 18.00 lbs
Egg Production2 35 - 50 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.50 in
Fertility4 85 %
APA Class  
Conservation Status5  
Our Show Quality6  
Flying Ability Low
Origin France
Weeding Good
Temperament Very Calm
Weight1 18.00 - 25.00 lbs
Egg Production2 16 - 25 /year
Mothering Fair
Egg Size3 9.50 in
Fertility4 55 %
APA Class Heavy
Conservation Status5 Watch
Our Show Quality6 Good
Flying Ability None
Origin France
Weeding Below Average
Temperament Very Calm
Weight1 13.00 - 15.00 lbs
Egg Production2 20 - 25 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.25 in
Fertility4 60 %
APA Class Medium
Conservation Status5 Threatened
Our Show Quality6 Good
Flying Ability Low
Origin USA
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 11.50 - 14.00 lbs
Egg Production2 20 - 30 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.00 in
Fertility4 70 %
APA Class Light
Conservation Status5 Critical
Our Show Quality6 Good
Flying Ability Low
Origin Italy
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 11.00 - 13.50 lbs
Egg Production2 13 - 18 /year
Mothering Poor
Egg Size3 9.25 in
Fertility4 45 %
APA Class Medium
Conservation Status5 Threatened
Our Show Quality6 Good
Flying Ability None
Origin Central Europe
Weeding Good
Temperament Noisier
Weight1 16.00 - 20.00 lbs
Egg Production2 20 - 30 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.50 in
Fertility4 75 %
APA Class Heavy
Conservation Status5 Watch
Our Show Quality6 Good
Flying Ability None
Origin China
Weeding Below Average
Temperament Calm
Weight1 14.00 - 16.00 lbs
Egg Production2 25 - 30 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.50 in
Fertility4 80 %
APA Class  
Conservation Status5 Watch
Our Show Quality6  
Flying Ability Low
Origin France
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 13.00 - 15.00 lbs
Egg Production2 20 - 30 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.25 in
Fertility4 75 %
APA Class  
Conservation Status5  
Our Show Quality6  
Flying Ability Low
Origin USA
Weeding Good
Temperament Calm
Weight1 15.00 - 18.00 lbs
Egg Production2 35 - 50 /year
Mothering Good
Egg Size3 9.50 in
Fertility4 80 %
APA Class  
Conservation Status5  
Our Show Quality6  
Flying Ability Low
Origin France
Weeding Good
Temperament Noisier
Weight1 10.00 - 15.00 lbs
Egg Production2 40 - 55 /year
Mothering Poor
Egg Size3 9.00 in
Fertility4 88 %
APA Class Light
Conservation Status5 Watch
Our Show Quality6 Below Average
Flying Ability Maybe
Origin China
Weeding 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.
}