Toulouse Goose

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

WEIGHT:    14-16 lbs

EGG PRODUCTION:    25-30 Per Year

AVERAGE FERTILITY:    80%

MOTHERING:    Good

APA CLASS:    Heavy

WEEDING:    Good

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 26, 2021

                                             June 23, 2021

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The Toulouse goose is a very old domesticated goose named for the French city of Toulouse where it originated.  It is the most popular commercial breed sold in America.  The Toulouse is heavy in size and is mainly used for meat production.  They are known for their large, square, broad bodies and fast growth rate. The Toulouse goose is popular in the upper Midwest due to its ability to withstand cold winters.

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American Tufted Buff Goose

TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

WEIGHT:    13-15 lbs

EGG PRODUCTION:    20-30 Per Year

AVERAGE FERTILITY:    75%

MOTHERING:    Good

APA CLASS:    Medium

WEEDING:    Good

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:     May 26, 2021 

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The Tufted Buff goose was developed in the early 1900's in Granby, Missouri. They are a cross of the Roman Tufted and the Buff. The Tufted Buff is a buff colored goose intermediate in size and has a distinct tuft of feathers on its head. They are a hardy breed with good egg production and fertility. The crossing of the two distinct breeds created a breed with true hybrid vigor due to their diverse genetic background.   

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American Buff Goose

TEMPERAMENT:    Very Calm

WEIGHT:    14-16 lbs

EGG PRODUCTION:    25-35 Per Year

AVERAGE FERTILITY:    65%

MOTHERING:    Good

APA CLASS:    Medium

WEEDING:    Good

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    June 23, 2021

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The American Buff goose was developed in North America and is descended from the wild Greylag goose.  The American Buff is named for its single color variety, which is an apricot and fawn hue. The American Buff goose is a medium-weight, dual purpose bird used both for meat and egg production. Mostly used by small farmers, and are known for their calm and docile disposition. The American Buff goose is an extremely rare poultry breed.   

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African Goose

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TEMPERAMENT:    Noisier

WEIGHT:    12.5-15.5 lbs

EGG PRODUCTION:    34-45 Per Year

AVERAGE FERTILITY:    85%

MOTHERING:    Good

APA CLASS:    Heavy

WEEDING:    Good

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 26, 2021

                                             June 23, 2021

African geese are some of the largest domestic geese.  Despite the name, African Geese are believed to have originated in China.  Africans are very hardy and have been considered to be the most docile breed of geese.  African geese tend to grow and mature early in comparison to other breeds.  They have a large black knob on their head and a dark stripe down the back of the neck.  This nob is easily frostbitten so it is best to provide them with shelter during the cold winter months.    SOLD IN MATING PAIRS ONLY

Embden Goose

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TEMPERAMENT:    Calm

WEIGHT:    15-20 lbs

EGG PRODUCTION:    34-45 Per Year

AVERAGE FERTILITY:    80%

MOTHERING:    Good

APA CLASS:    Heavy

WEEDING:    Good

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 26, 2021

                                             June 23, 2021

It is beleived that the Embden goose was originated in the town of Embden in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Embden is the tallest of all geese, reaching over 3 feet. They are the most common goose used in meat production and are known for their crisp white feathers, bright orange beak, and pretty blue eyes.  They tend to be very active, have a stout physique, but are generally very quiet.

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Pilgrim Goose

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TEMPERAMENT:    Very Calm

WEIGHT:    13-15 lbs

EGG PRODUCTION:    20-25 Per Year

AVERAGE FERTILITY:    60%

MOTHERING:    Good

APA CLASS:    Medium

WEEDING:    Good

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 26, 2021

Pilgrim Geese are often described as an old breed with origins in England, later arriving in America with the Pilgrims.  The pilgrim goose is well-known for its autosexing trait.  The males should be nearly all white with blue-gray eyes and traces of gray in the plumage-typically on the back near the tail and in the wings. The female is a combination of varying shades of gray with hazel brown eyes and traces of white around the bill and eyes. The white patches on the females face increase with age.

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White Chinese Goose

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TEMPERAMENT:    Noisier

WEIGHT:    10-15 lbs

EGG PRODUCTION:    45-55 Per Year

AVERAGE FERTILITY:    88%

MOTHERING:    Poor

APA CLASS:    Light

WEEDING:    Excellent

EXPECTED ARRIVAL:    May 26, 2021

                                             June 23, 2021

The Chinese geese are thought to descend from the Asian Swan goose.  They are very ornamental and noisy, but make great guardians. The Chinese geese are active foragers and have been used as "weeder" geese in strawberry, tobacco and other crops around the world. Chinese geese are small with a long arched slender necks. Their body is short and compact with a prominent breast.  They should have a very large, round, prominent knob on their forehead. The White Chinese goose is solid white with light-blue eyes and orange bill, feet, and shanks.

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