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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, great foragers, rapid growth, goose eggs
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
3.7 (15)
Lillith
The Embden Goose is a beautiful bird which can be a g...
Review by: Lillith (11) 15 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
SaraRoberts
Having Geese was an interesting experience; I have to...
Review by: SaraRoberts (20) March 12, 2014 04:39
  • Currently 100
4.25
JKinsey
My four Emden geese were given to me because they wer...
Review by: JKinsey (55) March 02, 2014 04:15
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
EelhsaMarie
I have had a decent amount of experience with these b...
Review by: EelhsaMarie (6) updated March 22, 2013 18:48
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
TexasNana
We started off with four Emden geese, one male and th...
Review by: TexasNana (28) March 10, 2013 03:13
  • Currently 100
2.00
1 photo

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