Embden Goose

Embden Goose

, which was then bred out leaving the large size of this breed.


The breed is pure white with a light orange, short, bill, and orange feet and shanks. They are fast growing birds and will quickly reach about 9kg (20lb) for the Goose, and 14kg (30lb) for the Gander. The Embden's legs are fairly short. The head is oval-shaped and they have a long and graceful neck. The eyes are blue. The body is bulky and well rounded, having a long back and a short tail. The wings are very strong and of a good length. The feathers are close and very hard. The breed’s habits are to forage for tidbits in the grass and water, a very hardy breed. The adult bird will commence laying eggs fairly early in the year, in February as a rule, laying 30 to 40 eggs. The bird is an excellent table bird.


* Batty, Joseph (1996): "Domesticated Ducks" & Geese: Beech Publishing House. ISBN 1-85736-091-5

ee also

*List of goose breeds


* [http://www.domestic-waterfowl.co.uk/embden.htm Embden Geese]
* [http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Geese/BRKEmbden.html Embden Geese 2]
* [http://www.ricecrc.org/reader/poultry/geese-raising-part-a.htm Rearing Embden Geese]

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