Because of their fast growth rate, large size and white feathers, Embden are the most common goose used for commercial meat production. Their feet and beak are orange but their eyes are a distinct blue. Due to their large size and breeding, they are a strong breed. At hatching time you can be quite accurate in sexing the day olds from their coloration as the gray down in the males is lighter than in the females. As adults, however, both sexes are pure white and the only way you can determine the sex is the males are normally larger, more pompous and proud in their carriage and shriller in their voices (as with other goose breeds).
Commercial Meat and Egg Production Brochure
If you are looking for locally raised duck, goose, or chicken, visit our Local Meat Producers page.
If you raise meat birds from Metzer Farms for sale in your area, we will add your farm to this list. Instructions for requesting your listing are also on the Local Meat Producers page.