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Embden Goose

Embden Goose


Other name(s):
 Bremen Goose;
L'oie d'Emden; Emder Gans

Scientific name: Anser anser domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Germany

History: The Embden Goose is a large domestic breed which was developed in the northern Netherlands or in Germany. The Embden is the tallest breed of goose, and has a massive body and long swan-like neck. They are fast growers and will quickly reach about 9 kg (20 lb) for the Goose, and 14 kg (30 lb) for the Gander. Because of their size, the Embden are now the most common goose used for commercial meat production. The first Embden geese were imported to America from Germany in 1820, and were initially called "Bremens" after their port of departure.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
watchdogs, goose meat production, great egg layers, goose eggs, great foragers, rapid growth
Challenging:
sexual maturity, loud, Aggressive Bird, meanest geese, hissy creatures, Bitey
Interesting:
bit swanlike, pure white feathers, bright blue eyes, strong imprint instinct
Overall review
  • Currently 100
3.6 (23)
BrentM
These are what I would call the weeders of the geese ...
Review by: BrentM (36) updated 8 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
HCStuart
It was the spring before college and I was pretty exc...
Review by: HCStuart (11) 10 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 comment
1 photo
gardenfairy
We currently have six geese, two of which are Embdens...
Review by: gardenfairy (17) 12 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Zak_Hades
In the business world, we use a term "value for money...
Review by: Zak_Hades (42) July 18, 2014 05:38
  • Currently 100
4.25
MaryW
I got my geese to work as dual-purpose homestead anim...
Review by: MaryW (64) July 16, 2014 06:33
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo

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